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CDC and FDA have expanded recommendations for COVID-19 booster shots to now include all adults, ages 18 years and older, who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series at least 6 months ago.

Persons needing an accommodation can call East Central District Health Department’s COVID-19 line at (402) 562-8960.


Los CDC y la FDA han ampliado las recomendaciones para las vacunas de refuerzo contra la COVID-19 para incluir ahora a todos los adultos, de 18 años o más, que recibieron la serie de vacunas Pfizer o Moderna al menos hace 6 meses.

Las personas que necesiten un alojamiento pueden llamar a la línea COVID-19 del Departamento de Salud del Distrito Este Central al (402) 562-8960.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

We are now scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for 1st and 2nd doses, as well as boosters for our Wednesday vaccine clinics. Clinic times are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. every Wednesday, in the FEMA room at East Central District Health Department, 4321 41st Ave.  Please call (402) 562-7500 to schedule your appointment.  Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.

CDC and FDA have expanded recommendations for COVID-19 booster shots to now include all adults, ages 18 years and older, who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series at least 6 months ago.

For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Clínicas de Vacunas Contra la COVID-19

Ahora estamos programando las vacunas contra la COVID-19 para las dosis 1ª y 2ª, así como refuerzos para nuestras clínicas de vacunas de los miércoles. El horario de la clínica es de 10 a. m. a 7 p. m. todos los miércoles, en la sala FEMA del Departamento de Salud del Distrito Este Central, 4321 41st Ave. Llame al (402) 562-7500 para programar su cita. Las vacunas Pfizer, Moderna y Johnson & Johnson están disponibles.

Los CDC y la FDA han ampliado las recomendaciones para las vacunas de refuerzo contra la COVID-19 para incluir ahora a todos los adultos, de 18 años o más, que recibieron la serie de vacunas Pfizer o Moderna al menos hace 6 meses.

Para los casi 15 millones de personas que recibieron la vacuna contra la COVID-19 de Johnson & Johnson, también se recomiendan las vacunas de refuerzo para las personas mayores de 18 años que se vacunaron hace dos o más meses.

COVID-19 Vaccines Sign Up and Information/Inscripción e información sobre las vacunas contra la COVID-19

The new Nebraska platform for signing up for COVID-19 vaccines, Microsoft's Vaccine Registration and Administration Solution (VRAS), is now live.  You can register by visiting vaccinate.ne.gov

If you need assistance registering, please call the NE State Vaccine hotline at (833) 998-2275 or (531) 249-1873.

If you do not have a phone, please enter the following Nebraska Hotline number, (531) 249-1873.  If you do not have an email address, enter the following dhhs.vacchotline@Nebraska.gov

Information on the State’s vaccine program can be found at http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.aspx.


La nueva plataforma de Nebraska para registrarse para las vacunas COVID-19, la Solución de Administración y Registro de Vacunas de Microsoft (VRAS), ya está disponible. Los de habla hispana deben registrarse en  https://vaccinate.ne.gov/es-ES/   

Si necesita ayuda para registrarse, llame a la línea directa de vacunas del estado de NE al (833) 998-2275 o (531) 249-1873.

Si no tiene un teléfono, ingrese el siguiente número de la línea directa de Nebraska, (531) 249-1873. Si no tiene un de correo electrónico, ingrese el siguiente correo de dhhs.vacchotline@Nebraska.gov

Se puede encontrar información sobre el programa de vacunas del estado en http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.aspx

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: I had COVID-19. Do I need the vaccine?

    A:  We recommend you receive the vaccine, even if you have already had COVID-19.

    The protection someone gains from having an infection (called natural immunity) varies depending on the disease, and it varies from person to person. Since this virus is new, we do not know how long natural immunity might last.

    The CDC reports that some early evidence suggests that natural immunity may not last very long. Getting the vaccine, even if you already had COVID-19, will help you protect yourself and others.

  • Q: What does fully vaccinated mean for me?

    A:  In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 

    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
    • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

    If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

    If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.

    Fully vaccinated people can:

    • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
    • Visit with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
    • Participate in outdoor activities and recreation without a mask, except in certain crowded settings and venues
    • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
    • Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
    • Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings
    • Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic
    • Refrain from routine screening testing if asymptomatic and feasible
    • For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
    • Take precautions in indoor public settings like wearing a well-fitted mask
    • Wear well-fitted masks when visiting indoors with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
    • Wear well-fitted masks when visiting indoors with unvaccinated people from multiple households
    • Avoid indoor large-sized in-person gatherings
    • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
    • Follow guidance issued by individual employers
    • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations

Scheduling and Reminders

Vaccine Safety

  • Q: Is the vaccine safe?

    A:  The vaccines are safe and effective. The FDA has rigorous scientific and regulatory processes in place that ensure the safety, effectiveness, and quality of COVID-19 vaccines. Throughout the entire process, the vaccines were evaluated for their safety and efficacy. Individuals should feel confident in receiving the vaccines.

    Both the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine have been shown in late-stage vaccine trials to be safe and very effective - 94.5% and 95% effective, respectively. We encourage all individuals to receive the vaccine when it becomes available to them.

  • Q: Was the vaccine rushed?

    A:  No, the vaccine went through all the usual FDA-required assessments and regulatory processes.

    With scientists and manufacturers around the world all focusing on combating COVID-19, parts of the vaccine production and manufacturing process were run concurrently. The FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine is as safe and effective as any other FDA-approved vaccine.

  • Q: Are there side effects to any of the vaccines?

    A:  As with all vaccines or any medication, there are chances of side effects. For updated information on common side effects, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html.  

What Do I Do After My Vaccination?

More Information

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.

Your participation in CDC’s v–safe makes a difference — it helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe.  Learn more about V-safe here.

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