PAPILLION, NE — The Sarpy Cass Health Department has begun notifying residents who pre-registered in the two counties when they will be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Like Douglas County, those in Sarpy and Cass Counties who are 80 years old or older will get the first round of vaccinations in the 1-B phase of the program. Phase 1-B prioritizes those 65 and older, but due to the number of people in that group and the current availability of the vaccine, the program is starting with the 80+ group.
For those who did not register with the health department's notification system earlier this month, they are being told to register with on the state's website https://vaccinate.ne.gov/
Below is the full news release from the health department.
PAPILLION: The Sarpy/Cass Health Department has begun notifying residents that pre-registered to receive COVID-19 vaccine information that were born in 1941 or before on where vaccine will be available. Due to the large volume of residents that fall into the 65 and older category the Department has had to further prioritize that group and is starting with individuals born in 1941 or earlier. Residents that pre-registered will receive vaccine information via phone, text and email. The Department is working with a number of community partners across the jurisdiction to provide COVID-19 vaccine to residents. Current community partners include; Sarpy/Cass Immunization Clinic at Midlands Hospital, Kohll’s Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Pharmacy – locations in Papillion and Plattsmouth, OneWorld Community Health Center – locations in Bellevue and Plattsmouth, Blake’s Pharmacy and The Asthma & Allergy Center. Residents in Sarpy and Cass County that did not pre-register through the Health Department’s online pre-registration survey are encouraged to complete the vaccine registration process at https://vaccinate.NE.gov Public health partners across the state continue to take action to protect the health of Nebraskans. The Sarpy/Cass Health Department will continue to update our community as new information becomes available. For more information about COVID-19 please visit www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org or http://dhhs.ne.gov/coronavirus or call 211.