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.