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Healthcare workers and people in long term care facilities will be first to receive vaccine in Nebraska

Published: Nov. 30, 2020 at 9:31 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2020 at 2:22 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. - During a Wednesday morning press conference, Gov. Ricketts reminded the public about the State’s Vaccination Plan.

During Phase 1, there will be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses available and segments of the population will be prioritized to receive the vaccine.

Phase 1 A

  • Healthcare personnel (hospitals, home health care, pharmacies, EMS, outpatient, public health)
  • Long-term Care Facility residents and staff

Early stages of supply will only go to those staff providing direct patient care and/or are exposed to infectious materials. Initial supplies of vaccine will not go to:

  • Administrative staff
  • Staff working remotely
  • Staff not in direct contact with COVID patients or infectious materials

Phase 1 B

  • First responders
  • Education sector
  • Food/Agricultural
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

Phase 1 C

  • 65 years of age
  • Vulnerable populations (disabled, homeless, etc)
  • Congregate settings (incarcerated, colleges/universities, etc)

Phase 2 – Large number of vaccine doses available, sufficient to meet the demand of general population.

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