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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine plays a critical role in providing protection against the virus, preventing illness and saving lives. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is following CDC and State of Nebraska guidelines to distribute the vaccine. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who lives, works or learns in Lincoln and Lancaster County can receive a vaccine. Sign up now to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine is approved for everyone age 6 months and older.

Get the Facts: COVID-19 Vaccine for Younger Children

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Primary Series

Safe and effective vaccines are recommended for everyone age 6 months and above.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Three dose series – Age 6 months to 4 years old
Two dose series – Age 5 and above

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Two dose series – Age 6 months and above

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Single dose – Age 18 and above

Novavax vaccine
Two dose series – Age 18 and above

People who have weakened immune systems have specific COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, including an additional third dose to complete their primary series: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People - CDC

Booster Doses

Updated booster doses, also known as bivalent boosters, are approved for everyone age 6 months and older. The updated boosters have an advantage – they restore the body’s immunity against COVID-19 and protect against variants circulating in the community, which weren’t included in the previous vaccines. Even if you’ve had other COVID-19 boosters, it’s important to get the bivalent one.

Updated booster doses for younger children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved updated boosters for children under age 5. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports administration of all COVID-19 vaccine primary series and booster doses recommended by the CDC.

Children under age 5 who receive the Pfizer primary series will get the updated booster as their third primary dose. Children age 6 months through 5 years who previously completed a Moderna primary series can receive a Moderna bivalent booster two months after their final primary series dose.

LLCHD is offering vaccine and boosters to this age group and is also partnering with local pediatric and family practices. For more information about how your child's health care provider is providing vaccine to younger children, please visit associated websites or social media sites.

Several pharmacies are also offering vaccine to younger children by appointment. Contact the pharmacy or visit vaccines.gov to check availability.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens - CDC

Updated booster doses for 5 and older

People can receive the updated booster at least two months after a previous booster or completing the primary series.

LLCHD is providing updated booster doses. Walk in or schedule an appointment by visiting Vaccine Registration and Scheduling or call 402-441-4200.

Local pharmacies are also offering updated boosters by appointment to anyone eligible to receive one. Go to vaccines.gov to find a pharmacy near you.

People who have weakened immune systems have specific COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, including recommendations for a booster: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People - CDC

Lancaster County residents can track the progress of COVID-19 vaccine efforts at lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for You and Your Family