This series of events will provide information on key areas of concern identified through national and local research, as well as outreach to specific cultures. This is a great resource for your patients, family and friends. For more information, visit: https://www.bryanhealth.org/vaccine-facebookseries See the next article for more information on CMEs for this series
LINCOLN-LANCASTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
3131 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE 68510, 402-441-8000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2021
Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN, Health Director, 402-441-8000
Tim Timmons, RN, Communicable Disease Supervisor, 402-441-8056
Phase 1B Vaccination Clinic Set for Friday
Residents must have appointment to be vaccinated
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that it is opening Phase 1B and will start providing COVID-19 vaccine to Lancaster County residents age 80 and up at a clinic Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Those in that age group who have registered to receive vaccine will be contacted starting tomorrow to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated at the clinic.
Individuals age 80 and up should not go to the Arena without an appointment. If a person in this age group wants to get vaccinated but has not registered, they should call 402-441-8006. LLCHD encourages people to receive COVID-19 vaccine as soon as its available to them.
“We are eager to take this next step in our vaccination efforts. Every dose helps protect more residents in our community and we’re committed to getting vaccine into people’s arms as soon as possible,” said Health Director Pat Lopez.
The health department will again be working with community partners at this week’s clinic. LLCHD will modify some of clinic processes to provide extra support and assistance to help with accessibility and mobility for the population being served. Those measure include the following:
- The vaccination clinic will take place on the lower level.
- Wheelchairs will be available.
- Extra staff will be available to help those who may need additional assistance.
Free parking is available in the garage attached to the west side of the Arena. Courtesy vehicles will be provided for those who need transportation from the parking garage to the arena.
Dr. Reichmuth, along with Dr. Ashraf, address information regarding the myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Please click here to watch.
Please click here to view the Mayor’s Coronavirus Update News Conference from January 19th, 2021.
Please click here to view a video segment on NTV’s Good Life Nebraska that included information from Dr. Maslonka.
Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties is now seeing patients at Think Whole Person Healthcare located in the heart of Omaha at 7100 W. Center Road.
Think Whole Person Healthcare is one of the largest independent primary care centers in the U.S.
Think is an Accountable Care Organization which means there is a focus on serving the needs of patients with chronic conditions who need ongoing care coordination to keep them on goal and out of the hospital.
Think takes a team approach to managing patients’ health with Physicians, Care Coordinators, Clinical Pharmacists and RNs all working at the center of the team in a unique, integrated approach to managing (sometimes multiple) chronic conditions. The addition of Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties contributes to access to important healthcare services needed by the people in our community.
Please click here to view Dr. Reichmuth’s explanation of the new vaccine
Dr. Reichmuth spoke on the December 15th edition Bryan Health’s COVID-19 press briefing.
Covid-19-related deaths reported in a single day hit a record in the U.S. as hospitalizations surpassed 100,000 for the first time this week, leaving hospitals in some regions of the country without enough beds in intensive-care units to meet their patients’ needs.
Please click here to read this article with information from our own Dr. Maslonka
Please click here to view a new Public Service Announcement from doctors at Bryan Health, featuring one of our doctors, about Covid-19.