The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) has announced that individuals in the general public, age 65 and older, and individuals with high-risk underlying health conditions, age 18 to 64, may register to receive notifications for COVID-19 vaccination options and updates as the state makes plans to transition to the 1B Phase of vaccine distribution.
Our UNO team is working closely with the DCHD to provide guidance and resources to our students, faculty, and staff on the next step for vaccine distribution in our community. In the meantime, signing up for notifications from DCHD, as well as regularly checking your UNO email, will make sure you are informed about the options available to you. The Douglas County Health Department updates its current vaccination status page regularly.
Please note that details on defining what underlying conditions qualify someone to be in this group are currently in progress by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), but are expected to closely follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance that prioritize conditions that could lead to increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
Jane Meza, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director, Office of Health Security