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South Heartland District Health Department raising a red flag

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 8:28 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The South Heartland District Health Department is raising a red flag after four months of prolonged high levels of community transmission of COVID.

The SHDHS also reported that they have six new deaths in the four counties they serve, which include Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, and Webster Counties.

Making matters worse there has been high level of community transmission for over four months. Michele Bevers, with the South Heartland District Health Department, said people need to get their COVID shots.

“But I think as we have information available, different information available new opportunities. People are just processing that and processing it differently,” Bever said.

Bever says people need to take steps to protect themselves which starts with getting your vaccine, and not under estimating the impact of the pandemic.

“We are all acting, and this isn’t just in south central Nebraska, but we’re acting as if the pandemic is passed us and we’re ready to move on but the virus is still here and still causing illness, and hospitalizations, and deaths,” Bever said.

Bever encourages residents to contact their personal doctor or the health department if they have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, additional doses for immunocompromised individuals, booster doses, or COVID-19 testing.

Contact South Heartland District Health Department at 402-462-6211 or 877-238-7595. For locations of COVID-19 tests or COVID-19 vaccine, refer to the SHDHD website, southheartlandhealth.org.

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