LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln’s Mayor, along with local health department officials, updates our community on its vaccination progress at 3:30 p.m. We’ll be streaming it live right here on klkntv.com.
This press conference comes only hours after the CDC and FDA have recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. It has been reportedly linked to six rare blood clotting cases. Both Nebraska and Lancaster County have publically stated they will be following the CDC’s and FDA’s recommendation to shelve the shot until further research can be done.
All mass vaccination clinics previously scheduled to use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will now use Pfizer or Moderna.
The mass vaccination clinics are scheduled for this week, they are as follows:
- Monday, Center for People in Need – first doses for county residents
- Wednesday, Gateway Mall – drive-thru clinic, first doses (DHHS)
- Thursday, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first and second doses for county residents
- Friday, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first doses for county residents
- Saturday, Gateway Mall – drive-thru clinic, first doses (DHHS)
Live updates will be posted below.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird says Lancaster County residents ages 18 and older can now be vaccinated.
As of today, 39.5% of the county’s population ages 60 and older have been vaccinated. Lancaster County is number one for the percentage of residents fully vaccinated.