The bottom vaccination registration numbers within the East Omaha Clinic by Well being Division

Pat Brown, 83, is a North Omaha resident who is desperate to get the coronavirus vaccine. “I don’t want to catch this virus, I’ve watched so many people contract and that’s why I don’t want to get it,” Brown said. “So I said as soon as they got the vaccine I would sign up.” The vaccine is now available to Douglas County residents aged 80 and over, but registration numbers show people living in the north and south may not take the chance that the Rasmussen Center is the only vaccination clinic near those neighborhoods. Only 424 people signed up that Saturday, according to the Douglas County Health Department. The goal is 1,300. Three other locations in Douglas County are already full this week. “I was concerned because I know the need in the eastern part of town,” said Chris Rodgers, Douglas County’s health commissioner. “We set up this website on a Saturday to tailor it to the working men and women in this area and give them a place to work to this extent.” Rodgers described the vaccine as critical, especially for minorities, Those Affected by the North and South Omaha Pandemic “The sooner we can get people 80 and overvaccinated, the faster we can get to the regular population and the faster we can get to a normal way of life,” Rodgers said. Brown said she was giving Rodgers the same message to her friends and family. “If it’s available and you see it working, why not,” asked Brown. “Why not have something available to help you, why not take the chance and use it?”

83-year-old Pat Brown is a North Omaha resident and desperate to get the coronavirus vaccine.

“I don’t want to catch this virus, I’ve watched so many people contract and that’s why I don’t want to get it,” Brown said. “So I said as soon as they got the vaccine I would sign up.”

The vaccine is now available to Douglas County residents 80 and over. However, the registration numbers indicate that people living in the north and south may not take the chance.

The Rasmussen Center in Creighton is the only vaccination clinic near these neighborhoods. Only 424 people signed up that Saturday, according to the Douglas County Health Department. The goal is 1,300. Three other locations in Douglas County are already full this week.

“I was concerned because I know the need in the eastern part of town,” said Douglas Rodgers, Douglas County’s health commissioner. “We set up this website on a Saturday to suit the working men and women in this setting and give them a place to work at that degree.”

Rodgers described the vaccine as critical, especially for minorities affected by the pandemic in north and south Omaha.

“The sooner we can get people 80 and overvaccinated, the faster we can reach the regular population and the faster we can get to a regular lifestyle,” Rodgers said.

Brown said she was conveying the same message to Rodgers to her friends and family.

“If it’s available and you see it working, why not? [take the vaccine]”Asked Brown.” Why not have something available to help you, why not take the chance and use it? “

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