Friday July 9 COVID-19 update: Douglas County sets pop-up clinics, reports vaccinated death
(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.
Douglas County pop-up clinics
The Douglas County Health Department said Friday it is planning three vaccination clinics for early next week.
Two clinics are set for Monday afternoon:
- From 2-4 p.m. at Westside Boys/Girls Club, located at 1312 Robertson Drive
- From 3-6 p.m. at Heartland Family Service Intergenerational Campus, located at 4318 Fort St.
Another clinic will take place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Omaha Boys/Girls Club, located at 2610 Hamilton St.
Douglas County cases update
DCHD on Friday reported that a man older than age 80 with underlying conditions had died of COVID-19, bringing the local death toll to 734. He had been vaccinated against COVID-19, the release states.
DCHD also reported it had confirmed 38 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the local total to 72,436 positive cases and increasing the seven-day rolling average to 24, a level last reported May 27. The DCHD COVID-19 dashboard no longer reports COVID-19 recoveries.
For a third consecutive day, the daily new-case total more closely mirrors totals the county has been reporting on recent weekends and holidays when more than a single day’s worth of data is collected at once.
DCHD also reported Friday that local hospitals were 78% full, with 326 beds available; and ICU beds are 66% full with 117 beds available. Of those patients, 25 were hospitalized with COVID-19, eight of them in ICUs, and four on ventilators.
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program: Pharmacies in and near the Omaha-metro area currently participating in the program include:
- Medicine Man Pharmacy, 15615 Pacific St. Suite 8, Omaha NE 668118
- Think Aksarben Pharmacy LLC, 710 W. Center Road, Omaha NE 68106
- ViaRx, 825 N. 90th St., Omaha NE 68114
- Walmart, 3010 E. 23rd St., Fremont NE 68025
- Nebraska Medicine Testing & Vaccination Clinic, located at 5710 S. 144th St. near 144th Street and Millard Avenue, will offer doses through July 18.
DCHD is also planning the following vaccination clinics for early next week:
- From 2-4 p.m. Monday at Westside Boys/Girls Club, located at 1312 Robertson Drive
- From 3-6 p.m. Monday at Heartland Family Service Intergenerational Campus, located at 4318 Fort St.
- From 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Omaha Boys/Girls Club, located at 2610 Hamilton St.
DOWNTOWN CLINIC: TotalWellness Health and the Metropolitan Community Church, located at 819 S. 22nd St., are hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
CHURCH CLINIC: Metropolitan Community Chuch of Omaha will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. No ID is required, but a parent or guardian must be present at the clinic with teens ages 12-18.
STOCKYARDS PLAZA WALK-IN CLINIC: COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to walk-ins — no appointment needed — from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the clinic in the Stockyards Plaza, located at 35th and L streets.
MCC FORT OMAHA: Vaccinations also will be distributed Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus, located at 5300 N. 30th St. Appointments will be made through the county’s vaccination registry.
TOTAL WELLNESS: DCHD has been working with Total Wellness, located at 9320 H Court, to establish a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
VETERANS: Any eligible veterans can go to the Omaha VA Medical Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics’ walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the new Ambulatory Care Center.
Three Rivers health district
- In Dodge County, the Three Rivers Fremont location will be open for walk-ins from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.
- In Saunders County, the Three Rivers clinic in Lake Wanahoo is open to walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month.
- In Washington County, the clinic at First Lutheran Church in Blair is open to walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
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.
DOUGLAS COUNTY HELPLINE: Local COVID-19 information, in Spanish and English, is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, except for holidays. Call 402-444-3400 for assistance.
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.
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