LLCHD: 75% of people 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Lancaster County
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and health officials updated the community on the City’s efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at a briefing on Tuesday.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that 61 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 29,909. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 228.
The COVID-19 Risk Dial remains at moderate (yellow) risk.
Weekly positivity rate:
- March 27 through April 2: 4.9% percent
- April 3 through 6: no data
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 27 with 22 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and five from other communities (none on ventilators).
- Initiated vaccinations (first doses): 117,896
- Completed vaccinations (second doses and J&J vaccine): 73,245
According to Health Director Pat Lopez, 75% of people 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Lincoln/Lancaster County. So far, 73,245 people or about 30% of the eligible community have completed vaccinations.
This week’s large-scale clinics:
- Wednesday, April 7, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first doses for residents age 49 and older
- Thursday, April 8, Pinnacle Bank Arena – second doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
- Friday, April 9, Pinnacle Bank Arena – second doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
- Saturday, April 10, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first dose clinic for manufacturing and food service workers
Registration: An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. Those who do not have online access or who need assistance may call LLCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to register. The vaccine is not yet available for the general public. As vaccine doses become available, those who are registered will be given an appointment to be vaccinated. Appointments for vaccinations are dependent on vaccine supply and are not related to the order in which people register.
Drive-through testing is available from:
- CHI Health St. Elizabeth: Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, 5000 North 26th St. and Southwest Family Health, 1240 Aries Drive. Call either site to schedule an appointment: Autumn Ridge, 402-435-5300 and South West Family, 402-420-1300.
- Test Nebraska: Gateway Mall, 6100 “O” St., north parking lot of the former Sears store. Tests are conducted from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 402-207-9377
Testing is also available without an appointment at the three Bryan Urgent Care locations, 7501 S. 27th St., 5901 N. 27th St. and 4333 S. 86th St. To check wait times, call 402-481-6343.
For more information, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006.
COVID-19: 75% of people 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Lincoln/Lancaster County. #lnk@MayorLeirion calls this a huge step & relief for our community.— Bill Schammert (@BillSchammert) April 6, 2021
So far, 73,245 people or about 30% of the eligible community (16+) have completed vaccinations pic.twitter.com/FbBxqLWbmG
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