COVID Vaccinations May Open To General Public Starting Monday

LINCOLN- Nebraska’s public health districts will be allowed to open up COVID-19 vaccinations to all residents who are at least 16 years old starting next week if they have an adequate supply of doses.

Gov. Pete Ricketts says the regional districts will have the option to do so starting Monday…

State officials will let them decide whether they have enough open appointments and doses. Some rural public health districts have already started vaccinating that age group, but the wait will be a bit longer in Nebraska’s most populated cities. Ricketts also stated Nebraska will not participate in any vaccine passport program.

Ricketts said the concept violates two central tenets of the American system: freedom of movement and healthcare privacy.