COVID vaccine scheduling for 70+ Douglas Co. residents next week

Posted at 4:40 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 17:40:37-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announced appointments for people “age 70 and above will be available for scheduling on Tuesday, Feb. 16.”

People who are interested can apply on the DCHD website.
If possible, the department asks that people use the online system to register with the help of a friend or family member if need be.

If you have trouble accessing the system, you can call the DCHD information line at 402-444-3400.

In addition, the DCHD provided an update on cases in the area.

An additional 126 cases were reported for a total of 62,430 since the start of the pandemic.

The department also received two new death certificates related to the virus. Those include two women over 75 years of age. The total number of deaths related to the virus is now at 636.

Other data from the department:

  • DCHD reports that 51,589 Douglas County residents have recovered from the disease.
  • According to the most recent local hospital report received last evening, medical and surgical beds were at 77% occupancy with 354 beds available and adult ICU beds are occupied at a 70% rate with 101 beds available.
  • There were 121 individuals hospitalized who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 46 of them receiving adult ICU level care.
  • There are also eight more persons of interest (generally waiting for test results).
  • Twenty-one individuals who were confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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