Douglas County begins vaccinating those over 80; residents 75+ can make appointments starting Thurs.

Christ Community Church administering vaccines
Posted at 5:40 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 18:40:58-05

OMAHA, Neb. — Douglas County residents over the age of 80 began receiving their COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday at Christ Community Church. The vaccine effort is organized by the Douglas County Health Department who said that vaccine appointments are nearly full for the rest of the week.

Appointments for the 75 and older population will begin Thursday.

"We've been waiting for this day because we've been doing our healthcare workers, but we've been hearing from our community members that it's time to get our community members vaccinated," Douglas County Health Department Volunteer Coordinator Leah Casanave said.

Volunteers from medical schools, nurses, the National Guard and members of the health department helped administer the 700 doses on Tuesday. CHI Immanuel will administer 700 doses Wednesday.

Douglas County Health officials also said first responders in the county will also begin getting their vaccines this week.

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