COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Opens in Southern Omaha. Some Nebraska Walmart pharmacies are preparing to distribute
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The list of locations for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Omaha Subway and beyond got a little longer.
The Douglas County Health Department announced Tuesday a vaccination clinic in southern Omaha that will provide vaccinations on Thursday, while other communities in Nebraska can get a COVID-19 shot at their Walmart pharmacy.
Both require an appointment and follow state guidelines for distribution in Phase 1B.
The Salvation Army’s Omaha Kroc Center has office hours on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
People aged 75 and over have priority. Anyone interested in a vaccination at this clinic can use a questionnaire to check whether they are entitled to register for an appointment.
Officials ask not to camp at the clinic in the hope of being shot. They say all used vaccines are given to essential workers.
Walmart vaccinations in communities in Nebraska
Starting February 12, Walmart pharmacies in Nebraska will be able to offer COVID-19 vaccinations through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. The list of 17 doesn’t include Walmart locations in the Omaha metropolitan area, but does include stores in Fremont and Columbus.
Nebraskans in the state’s current sales phase can schedule an appointment on the Walmart website. The website requires users to create a Walmart.com profile, which the company says will make it easy to remember to return to the second vaccine.
Appointments at the specified locations are available seven days a week, but the availability of the vaccine – based on state and local guidelines – determines the time slots for distribution.
“Ninety percent of the country lives within ten miles of a Walmart. We are committed to helping people in Nebraska live better and healthier lives, and we take this role very seriously, ”said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness. “We want to help the country reopen, but we can only do that through widespread COVID-19 vaccination. We pride ourselves on working with the federal government, states, communities, customers and employees to expand access to the vaccine and achieve this goal. “
Nebraska is one of 22 states to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through Walmart pharmacies.
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