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Nebraska ranks 33rd in rate of administering virus shots

Vaccine
Posted at 2:09 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 15:09:50-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska ranks in the middle of the pack in the rate of administering coronavirus vaccines, but state officials are working to speed up distribution of the shots.

The state ranked 33rd among states and the District of Columbia by administering 14,770 shots per 100,000 people as of Sunday, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Overall, Nebraska has administered 285,708 of the 407,500 doses it has received — or roughly 70% of the doses.

Lincoln Dr. Bob Rauner, who is president of the Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, said the state should be distributing the vaccines faster.