More retail pharmacies in Nebraska getting COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 2:18 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 12:00:30-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday morning, 3 News Now reporter Ruta Ulcinaite spoke with Angie Ling, Incident Commander for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, who shared some new information about the retail pharmacy program used to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

"We have 43 pharmacies that will be participating in the federal retail pharmacy program across the state," said Ling. "We don't have exactly how much allocation will go to each pharmacy at this time, but we do know an additional 5,700 doses will be coming into the state through this program specifically."

She said that the state doesn't have control over the number of doses that will be given to Nebraska because the federally government does that allocation.

"We just got that list [of pharmacies], so we're going to be reaching out to those partners to figure out how they're going to be registering people," Ling said.

She added that it will increase access to the vaccine by making it available in more locations. Ling confirmed that Walmart is expected to be one of the pharmacies participating in the program.

3 News Now will provide updates on the vaccine as new information become available.

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