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Health Department announces community vaccination clinics

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 16:51:24-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, Adi Pour, Ph.D., Director the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announced new community vaccination clinics for COVID-19.

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) and its community partners will host four community clinics beginning in February in an unprecedented effort to provide Douglas County residents 80 years of age and older with the COVID-19 vaccine. The four sites are being coordinated by DCHD in partnership with Nebraska Medicine, CHI Health, Creighton University and Methodist Health System.

The locations and times for the clinics are:

  • Christ Community Church at 404 South 108th Street on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The clinics will provide vaccines from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days until further notice. This begins Feb. 2.
  • CHI Immanuel Medical Center at 72nd Street and Sorensen Parkway from 9-5 on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Feb. 3 until further notice.
  • The Nebraska Medicine Testing and Vaccination Clinic at 144th and Millard Avenue on Thursdays from 9- 5 and Sundays from 9-3 until further notice. That begins Feb. 4.
  • Creighton University’s Rasmussen Center at 702 North 17th Street on Saturdays beginning Feb. 6 from 9-5. This clinic will continue until further notice.

Douglas County residents will have an opportunity to visit the clinic that is closest to them. This is the beginning of Phase 1-B of the vaccination rollout and will provide the first dose of the vaccine for this group.

The DCHD Vaccine Registration Line will go live on Friday at 9 a.m. It will NOT open before then so please DO NOT CALL any of the locations – they will not be taking reservations. DCHD’s Information Line at (402) 444-3400 will be taking reservations beginning Friday at 9 a.m. for those who do not have computer access. There is NO advantage to calling early or trying to register if you are not 80 years old.

Those who have registered with the DCHD vaccine notification system can expect to be contacted about the next step in this process. Please wait for further information on that next step. These clinics are limited to Douglas County residents who are 80 years of age or older this year. If you were not born in 1941 or earlier, please do not attempt to attend a clinic. You will not receive the vaccine if you show up.

Until much more vaccine is available, healthcare providers and clinics will not be able to order it for their patients. Future clinics will address more tiered groups of residents over 65 years of age, a group that has suffered 82% of the COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County.

In addition to the four community clinics, beginning on Monday, February 1, DCHD will provide vaccine on a limited basis at OneWorld Community Health Center in South Omaha, Charles Drew Health Center, and the Fred LeRoy Health Center. Kohll’s Pharmacy will provide vaccinations to independent living and retirement communities, while the Nebraska Methodist College mobile diabetes unit will be serving vulnerable populations.

The Douglas County Health Department provided the following information regarding upcoming vaccinations:

If you previously contacted the Health Department to be on the notification list, we will be contacting you.

Do not call the Information Line at (402) 444-3400.

Additional details on making your appointment will be released today.

Please do not call the Information Line at this time to register for your vaccination.

And this update for Phase 1B as well:

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