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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.

All residents age 5 and older are currently eligible to receive the vaccine.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
  • Friday, January 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD, 3131 “O” St.
  • Monday, January 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD
  • Tuesday, February 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LLCHD; 3:15 to 6 p.m., Saratoga Elementary School, 2215 S. 13th St.
  • Wednesday, February 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., LLCHD
  • Thursday, February 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LLCHD
  • Friday, February 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LLCHD

All clinics will offer first and second doses for age 5 and older, Pfizer booster doses for age 12 and older, and Moderna booster doses for age 18 and older.

Check availability and schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration and Scheduling

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Vaccine for Children 5–11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include children 5-11 years old. LLCHD is partnering with school districts to host vaccination clinics for this age group at local high schools and other locations in the city and county.

Parents and guardians can check availability and schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Those who don’t have online access or need assistance can call 402-441-4200.

Local pediatric practices are also offering vaccine as well as some local pharmacies. To find a pharmacy near you, go to vaccines.gov .

FAQs – COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 and older

Third Doses for People With Weakened Immune Systems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems, like those receiving cancer treatment or who have had an organ transplant. These individuals are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and may benefit from an additional dose to ensure they have as much protection as possible.

Learn more about who needs an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People - CDC. People should also talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and several local pharmacies are providing third doses. Find upcoming clinics in the Upcoming Vaccine Clinics section on this page or by calling 402-441-8006. Find a pharmacy near you at vaccines.gov or by texting your ZIP code to 438829.

Booster Doses

COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide strong protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death. But it is common for protection from vaccines to decrease over time. A booster dose helps “boost” the existing protection a person already has against a disease. There are now booster dose recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines.

LLCHD is currently providing booster doses to anyone who falls within the current CDC recommendations and is offering Pfizer and Moderna booster doses at some clinics. Types of booster doses being offered are noted on the clinic schedule. Residents may register and check availability now. LLCHD is also contacting eligible Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccine recipients to schedule booster dose appointments.


CDC Pfizer booster recommendation

Pfizer booster doses are recommended at five months after a second dose for those age 12 and older.

CDC Moderna booster recommendation

Moderna booster doses are recommended at six months after a second dose for those age 18 and older.

CDC Johnson and Johnson (J&J) booster recommendation

Booster doses of the J&J vaccine are recommended two or more months after the initial dose for those age 18 and older. J&J boosters are being offered at several local pharmacies.


Recommendations also allow people to choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer to get the same type of vaccine that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster.

Several local pharmacies are also providing booster doses and many pharmacies offer all three types of COVID-19 vaccines. Find a pharmacy near you at vaccines.gov or by texting your ZIP code to 438829.

Learn more about booster doses: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot - CDC.

COVID-19 Variants

Omicron – The omicron variant began spreading in Lancaster County in late December 2021. Omicron details include:

  • Omicron cases increase more rapidly than earlier forms of the virus.
  • Those who are vaccinated will need a booster dose to protect themselves and others from omicron.
  • Those who are unvaccinated are at greater risk of contracting the omicron variant.
  • Those who have previously had COVID-19 do not have a natural immunity that prevents them from being infected with omicron.

Delta – The delta variant continues to spread at high levels in Lancaster County and impacts the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Coronavirus samples are regularly sent to the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory for variant testing. For more information 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.

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