Nebraska To Receive First Pfizer Vaccine Doses Next Week

LINCOLN- Governor Pete Ricketts and state health officials announced changes to the State of Nebraska’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to ensure the state follows recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

There will now be 3 separate phases included in the first phase of the plan. Phase 1A will include healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents and staff. Phase 1B will include first responders; staff at correctional facilities; and key personnel working in education, food/agriculture, utilities, and transportation. Phase 1C includes those 65 years and older, vulnerable populations, and persons in congregate living settings. According to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Incident Commander Angie Ling, the state submitted orders last week for the first allocation of the Pfizer vaccine, and anticipate receiving them next week…

Ling added that the state has been notified that there will be a delay in week 2 and 3 Pfizer vaccine quantities and don’t know yet when it will be available or if the quantities have changed.