City of Lincoln and Lancaster County Coronavirus (COVID-19) - How to Help

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

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COVID-19 Variants

Viruses constantly change and a variant is a new form of a virus. Several COVID-19 variants have been found in the United States. These variants have been identified in Nebraska through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory:

  • B.1.1.7 - U.K. variant - 12 cases in Lancaster County
  • B.1.427/B.1.429 - California variants - 6 cases in Lancaster County
  • B.1.523 - New York variant
  • P.1 - Brazil variant

Variants can spread more easily and quickly and they can lead to more cases of COVID-19. It’s critical to continue to take preventive actions to control the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in our community, which includes getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available to you.

Data so far suggests the current vaccines should still provide protection against variants, although research is ongoing. Health officials strongly encourage residents to take these preventive actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Watch your distance and stay at least six feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Avoid crowded places, close contact and confined spaces.
  • Get vaccinated as soon as the COVID-19 vaccine is available to you.

To learn more about variants, visit Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 - CDC.

You Are Fully Vaccinated. Now What?

You're considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Learn more about what you can do once you're fully vaccinated and why it's important to keep taking precautions in many situations by visiting When You've Been Fully Vaccinated - CDC.

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine plays a critical role in providing protection against the virus, preventing illness and saving lives. Every resident is encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as vaccine is available to them. Sign up now to be notified when it's your turn.

Due to a limited supply, health officials are vaccinating people in phases. As supply increases, more people will be able to receive the vaccine.

Phases & Tiers

Following State guidelines, LLCHD is using a system to vaccinate groups that have high risk of exposure to COVID-19 or of becoming very sick from the disease. The phases below may be revised as new information becomes available.

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Phase 1A

All people in Phase 1A are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Sign up now

  • Healthcare
  • EMTs
  • Long-term Care Staff & Residents

NE DHHS Phase 1A Recommendations

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Phase 1B

All people in Phase 1B are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Sign up now

Ongoing
  • Age 65+
Tier I
  • First Responders (firefighters, police, adult/child welfare)
  • Utilities
    1. Power
    2. Water
    3. Gas
    4. Sanitation
  • Homeless Shelter Staff
  • Corrections Staff
  • Educators
    1. Teachers
    2. Support Staff
    3. Daycare
Tier II
  • Funeral Homes, Coroners
  • Grocery
  • Food Processing
Tier III
  • Transportation
    1. Trucking
    2. Railroad
    3. Gas stations
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Public Transit
    1. Bus
    2. Air

NE DHHS Vaccine Phase 1B Prioritization

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Phase 1C

All people in Phase 1C are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Sign up now

  • Congregate living (residential treatments, corrections, homeless shelters)
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Phase 2A

All people in Phase 2A are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Sign up now

  • Ages 50-64

Phase 2B

Vaccination Timeline

The following tentative vaccination timeline is provided by the State of Nebraska and is current as of March 2021.

Vaccination timeline, tentative, NE DHHS

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

Vaccinating Lancaster County's entire population will take time. Health officials stress that residents must continue to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community by wearing masks, watching their distance, washing hands, and avoiding crowded places, close contact and confined spaces.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for You and Your Family