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Nebraska preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccine registration website; 'Human Trafficking Awareness Month'

Pete Ricketts
Posted at 10:03 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 12:18:28-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska is preparing to enter the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations and will soon roll out a registration website to help with administration.

During Governor Ricketts’ press conference Monday, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Incident Commander Angie Ling said the registration system will be launched in late January.

On the website, people will enter basic information to determine which phase they are in. The information supplied is confidential, Ling says. Registrants will be able to schedule an appointment if eligible or will be put on a wait list. A call center will be set up for those without internet services.

She added that Nebraska is one of the top states in administering COVID-19 vaccines, with 76,882 vaccinations administered so far and over 38,000 administered last week alone.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 67,042 Nebraskans have received their first dose of the vaccine while 9,840 have received their second.

Ling said she understands the process has been delayed but says those 75 and older should be able to register for the vaccine starting next week. The National Guard will help with administering vaccinations to speed up the process.

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson urged residents to be aware of any scams that are linked to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Monday marks Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Gov. Ricketts also proclaimed January Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Peterson thanked various entities for their work to prevent human trafficking in Nebraska and says that new federal and state laws on human trafficking have helped.

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