COVID Vaccines Available in Lincoln Area
By Geoff Roth, Managing Editor Nebraska Public Media
June 23, 2022, 4 p.m. ·
COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 6 months to 6 years old have arrived in the Lincoln area.
Pat Lopez, Director of the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, said Thursday afternoon that the county has received both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
For now, shots will be available through private pediatrician and family practitioner offices, but the health department is also working on providing the vaccines. There are no plans for public clinics.
Lopez said there are 23,000 children in the county who now can get vaccinated.
At a news conference, Lopez was joined by pediatrician Jean Jones-Jobst, from Complete Children's Health. She said studies show the vaccines are safe and prevent severe disease.
"That's important in children," she said. "Not necessarily because we see many deaths, although COVID-19 is the fifth leading cause of death in young pediatric patients, but because it does cause hospitalizations and other complications."
Even though dates have not been set yet, you can register with the health department to be notified when it will be providing the vaccine. To register – go to covid19.lincoln.ne.gov.