Sarpy/Cass to soon allow ages 65+ to schedule vaccine appointments

Posted at 10:01 AM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 13:43:55-05

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) - Those 65 or older in Sarpy and Cass Counties can begin scheduling coronavirus vaccine appointments the week of March 1.

The date was pushed back due to recent inclement weather.

“Due to the inclement weather across the country, Nebraska’s shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for the week has not been received,” said Sarpy/Cass Health Department Director Sarah Schram. “This unforeseen event has caused a setback in vaccination progress this week. To allow for our community vaccination partners to recover from the disruption, the decision was made to delay the opening of when residents born in 1956 or before can begin to schedule a vaccine appointment to the week of March 1, 2021.”

Schram also said that it’s “anticipated” that the department will start scheduling educators to be vaccinated the week of March 1.

Appointments for vaccines are scheduled through individual clinics. Clinic information, including phone numbers and/or online registration links, will be provided at the time groups are notified of eligibility.

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