OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) held a Facebook Live session regarding COVID-19 vaccination distribution efforts and phase changes.
Previously, phase 1B included people 75 years of age or older. With federal guidance, the state is now looking to vaccinate people who are 65 years of age and older, those with high-risk medical conditions and other essential infrastructure members. Information on who qualifies should be on the DHHS website in the near future.
DHHS officials said phase 1B will likely take longer, around four months or so, beginning in February. Officials believe it should go smoothly.
Lincoln and Omaha are still working through phase 1A but it should shift in the next few weeks. Other parts of the state are already in phase 1B.
For people who are in phase 1A but haven’t been vaccinated or contacted about getting immunized, DHHS said you should contact your local health department.
In regards to registration for phase 1B, DHHS officials said local health departments may already have systems in place on their website. You can also wait for the state’s deployment of its registration website in about two weeks’ time.
If you have any questions regarding the vaccine, you are urged to visit your health department’s website and social media pages or contact it directly. You can also contact the state’s COVID-19 hotline toll-free at 833-998-2275.
Watch the DHHS update below or on its Facebook page.