Monday Feb. 15 COVID-19 update: More in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass counties can schedule vaccines Tuesday

Get an update on COVID-19 cases, testing, and vaccinations below; plus find helpful links for...
Get an update on COVID-19 cases, testing, and vaccinations below; plus find helpful links for more information and resources, including phone numbers to call for help getting signed up for your vaccine.(Associated Press)
Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 11:40 AM CST
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(WOWT) - Below are today’s vaccination updates as well as data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and Iowa.

Keep scrolling to find helpful links and other information, including phone numbers to call for help getting signed up for your vaccine.

70 and older in Douglas County to register for vaccine

The Douglas County Health Department has announced that those 70 years of age and older can begin registering for the COVID-19 vaccine starting by 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To register, head to the Douglas County Health Department website and click on the link in the big yellow box that says “COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Sign Up.” Those who need assistance by phone can call the DCHD COVID-19 Information Line at 402-444-3400.

More Sarpy, Cass county residents eligible for vaccine Tuesday

Sarpy and Cass County residents who were born in 1951 or before (70 years of age or older) will be able to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment beginning Tuesday, February 16.

A notification will be sent to those registered for updates through the county health department or Nebraska statewide pre-registration survey, according to a release from the health district

Vaccinations will be available through appointment only.

Those with questions are asked to call 402-339-4334 and select option 1. This phone line will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

To date, Sarpy/Cass Health Department has reported 112 COVID-19 deaths. According to its COVID-19 dashboard, the health district is reporting 670 active cases and a positivity rate of 24.4% as of Saturday. SCHD has confirmed 21,305 COVID-19 cases, with 20,523 recovered, since the start of the pandemic.

Douglas County reports 20.7% positivity rate, more cases

The Douglas County Health Department reported 315 new cases since Friday. Daily number updates are no longer being released over the weekends. The total number of cases in the county since the start of the pandemic has now reached 62,745.

The 7-day rolling average of cases reported is 108.

A positivity rate of 20.7% was reported for the week ending on Saturday. The positivity rate for the week prior was reported at 20.6%.

No new deaths were reported. The total number of deaths remains at 636.

Vaccination clinics

Douglas County

Until further notice, Douglas County clinics will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible residents at the following times and locations:

  • TUE/WED – Christ Community Church, located at 404 S. 108th St., clinics will provide vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • WED/FRI – CHI Immanuel Medical Center, located at 72nd Street and Sorensen Parkway, vaccinations will be given from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • THU/SUN – Nebraska Medicine Testing & Vaccination Clinic, located at 144th Street and Millard Avenue, vaccinations will be given from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
  • SAT – Creighton University’s Rasmussen Center, located at 702 N. 17th St., vaccinations will be administered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pottawattamie County

COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held Fridays, Feb. 12, 19, and 26 at the Mid-America Center.

County residents ages 65 and older are asked to sign up via the Pottawattamie County vaccination website. Anyone needing assistance can also call the Connections Area Agency on Aging at 712-328-2540 to sign up for an appointment over the phone.

Off-line help

NEBRASKA VACCINE HOTLINE: Gov. Pete Ricketts has asked Nebraskans to call 402-552-6645 or toll-free at 833-998-2275 for more information on the Nebraska COVID-19 vaccination process. DO NOT call your local health department.

TEST NEBRASKA HOTLINE: To get answers about Test Nebraska tests, results, communications, etc., call 402-207-9377.

IOWA VACCINE HOTLINE: Older or home-bound Iowans looking for help scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment can call 1-866-468-7887 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; or contact Connections Area Agency on Aging at 712-328-2540 or 1-800-432-9209.

REFERENCE NOTE -- 6 News pulls data from Nebraska and Iowa COVID-19 dashboards at 6 p.m. daily. Other reports in this post come from official news releases from area health departments and other authorities as stated.

Resource links

Vaccine sign-up: Douglas County | Sarpy/Cass | Three Rivers | Nebraska

Vaccine dashboard: Nebraska | Iowa

Vaccine information: Douglas County | Douglas County clinics | Nebraska | Nebraska FAQ | Nebraska timeline | Nebraska Phase 1A tiers | Nebraska Phase 1B tiers || Iowa | Pottawattamie County | Mills County | Fremont County

COVID-19 dashboards: Douglas County | Sarpy County | Three Rivers Health District | Lancaster County | Nebraska | Iowa | Worldwide

School dashboards: Omaha Public Schools | Millard Public Schools | Bellevue Public Schools | Westside Community Schools | Gretna Public Schools | Elkhorn Public Schools | Lincoln Public Schools | UNL | Midland University

COVID-19 risk dials: Omaha-Douglas County | Lincoln-Lancaster County quick search: COVID-19 | Coronavirus | Vaccine

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