City of Lincoln and Lancaster County Coronavirus (COVID-19) - How to Help
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine plays a critical role in providing protection against the virus, preventing severe illness and saving lives.
Updated COVID-19 vaccines for this fall and winter were recently approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for everyone 6 months and older. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is awaiting its shipment of the updated vaccines and is not scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments or taking walk-ins at this time. LLCHD will provide more information once it receives the updated vaccines.
Some pharmacies now have the updated vaccines. Contact the pharmacy or visit vaccines.gov to check locations and availability.
Stay Up To Date on COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated vaccines for this fall and winter are recommended for everyone 6 months and older. If you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine in the last two months, you can get an updated vaccine. Updated vaccines provide enhanced protection from the variants currently causing the most illnesses in the U.S.
- Everyone age 5 years and older should get one dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
- People with weakened immune systems may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
- Children age 6 months – 4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be up to date, including at least one dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
Get the Facts: COVID-19 Vaccine for Younger Children
Local physicians share answers to common questions they've heard from parents
What role has vaccine played during the pandemic?
What should parents know about COVID-19 vaccine?
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for younger children?
Is getting vaccinated against COVID-19 necessary for younger children?
Will my child have side effects from the vaccine?
My child already had COVID. Do they still need to get vaccinated?
Can my child get COVID-19 vaccine if they have food allergies, a history of anaphylaxis or carry an Epi-pen?
Is one vaccine better than the other?
Can my child get COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as another vaccine?
Have you seen children with long COVID?
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
- Vaccines for COVID-19 | CDC
- Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC
- COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised | CDC
- Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC
- Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in the US | CDC
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC