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Gov. Ricketts provides COVID-19 vaccine update

Pete Ricketts
Posted at 10:00 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:57:17-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and other officials announced plans for distributing COVID-19 vaccines statewide.

The Federal Government asked each state to submit a vaccination plan by Oct. 16. Gov. Ricketts said Nebraska met the deadline and submitted a draft of their plan to the CDC.

The vaccination plan will change upon learning more about COVID-19.

While no expected date for the vaccine’s arrival was announced, Gov. Ricketts said it would be administered in phases and distributed using Nebraska’s existing structure of the Vaccines for Children network.

Phase 1 of vaccines will be split into two phases and will be administered to healthcare personnel and critical populations.

The vaccine is free; however, an administrative charge could be in place depending on the location of where individuals get the vaccine.

Gov. Ricketts said the vaccine will not be mandated by the state level and residents can decide whether to get it or not.

Read the full plan below.

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