Nebraska Governor, DHHS: Next Phase of Vaccination Plan

Nebraska Governor, DHHS: Next Phase of Vaccination Plan

Gov. Ricketts, DHHS Leaders Outline the Next Phase of the State’s Coronavirus Vaccination Plan

LINCOLN, NE (STL.News) Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a press conference to discuss the State’s coronavirus vaccination plan.  Currently, the State is in Phase 1B of the plan, with at least 90% of vaccinations going to Nebraskans age 65 and older.  In Phase 2A of the plan, Nebraskans age 50-64 will be eligible for vaccination.  Additionally, Gov. Ricketts announced that in Phase 2A, local health departments will partner with area healthcare providers to prioritize Nebraskans with certain underlying health conditions.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Incident Commander Angie Ling reported on the State’s vaccine allocations. She also provided details about how Phase 2A of the State’s vaccination plan will proceed.

Gov. Ricketts: Coronavirus Vaccination

  • We’ve now administered over 447,000 vaccinations.
  • We’re currently vaccinating Nebraskans in Phase 1B, prioritizing at least 90% of vaccines for those 65 and older.
  • As we move to Phase 2A, Nebraskans age 50-64 will receive at least 90% of vaccines.
  • This aligns with our data, which clearly indicates that age is the biggest factor in determining risk of mortality from coronavirus.

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