The health department says booster doses help maximize existing protection against COVID-19 and its variants including omicron, which is rapidly spreading across the nation and in Nebraska. With the high number of cases and hospitalizations locally, health officials urge everyone age 12 and older who is eligible for a booster dose to get it now for a greater level of protection.
Several local pharmacies are providing booster doses and many offer all three types of COVID-19 vaccines. Find a pharmacy near you at vaccines.gov or by texting your zip code to 438829.
Saturday, January 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Culler Middle School, 5201 Vine St.
Sunday, January 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Culler Middle School
Monday, January 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St.
Tuesday, January 11, 4 to 6 p.m., Arnold Elementary School, 5000 Mike Scholl St.
Wednesday, January 12, 3:15 to 6 p.m., Clinton Elementary School, 1520 N. 29th St.
Thursday, January 13, 3:15 to 6 p.m., Elliott Elementary School, 225 S. 25th St.
Friday, January 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD
The announcement follows approval late Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses for those age 12 to 15.
The Health Department is contacting vaccine recipients who fall within the current recommendations to schedule booster dose appointments. Residents may also attend any clinic or schedule an appointment at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov.