Thursday Aug. 12 COVID-19 update: Douglas County reports 2nd pediatric hospitalization
(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 cases update
DCHD reported Thursday that it had confirmed an additional 163 positive cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing the local total to 75,042 cases.
The rolling seven-day average is 130 cases, the highest it’s been since April 16 and more the triple the average three weeks ago.
The local COVID-19 death toll remains at 741.
As of Thursday’s report, local hospitals were 81% full, with 279 beds available. Adult ICU beds were 85% full with 51 beds available. Hospitals are caring for 118 COVID-19 patients, two of them in pediatrics. Among those, 34 patients are in ICUs, and 14 are on ventilators. An additional three patients are being monitored for COVID-19 symptoms.
The Douglas County Health Department also noted in Thursday’s update that “pediatric beds are at capacity, mostly due to the RSV outbreak.”
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
Douglas County COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled at several local schools and events this week:
- 4:30-7 p.m. at McMillan Middle School, located at 3802 Redick Ave.
- 3:30-7 p.m. at Alfonza Davis Middle School, located at 8050 N. 129th Ave.
- 5-7 p.m. at Marrs Middle School, located at 5619 S. 19th St.
- 5-7 p.m. at Morton Middle School, located at 4606 Terrace Drive
- 5-6:30 p.m. at JP Lord Middle School, located at 4444 Marinda St.
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Douglas County Health Department, located at 1111 S. 41st St.
- 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market in the Old Market
- Noon-2 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church, located at 2019 Burdette St.
- 8 a.m. to noon at Black Men United, located at 4200 N. 30th St.
- 1-4 p.m. on the lawn at UNO’s Scott Hall, located at 6510 Pine St.
Omaha Public Schools
Omaha Public Schools shared a flyer — written in Spanish and English — to get the word out about its upcoming vaccine clinics. The clinics are scheduled for this week at some Omaha-metro schools.
- 2-8 p.m. at Norris Middle School, located at 2235 S. 46th St. in Omaha
- 4-7:30 p.m. at Beveridge Middle School, located at 1616 S. 120th St. in Omaha
- 10 a.m-2 p.m. at Norris Middle School, located at 2235 S. 46th St. in Omaha
- 5-7 p.m. at Marrs Middle School, located at 5619 S. 19th St. in Omaha
Nebraska Medicine is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at clinics in several retail pharmacies and health centers around the Omaha-metro.
NebMed will provide Pfizer vaccinations by appointment at:
- Eagle Run Health Center, located at 132nd Street and West Maple Road
- Fontenelle Health Center, located at 50th Street and Ames Avenue
- Girls Inc. Health Center, located at 45th Street and West Maple Road
- Old Market Health Center, located at 13th and Leavenworth streets
- Village Pointe Health Center, located at 175th and Burke streets
For those looking for walk-in appointments, single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccinations will be available at these pharmacies:
- Outpatient Pharmacy at Bellevue Health Center, located at 25th Street and Highway 370, will offer J&J vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
- Outpatient Pharmacy at Durham Outpatient Center, located at 45th and Emile streets, will offer J&J vaccinations from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the weekends.
- Tuesday and Thursday appointments available at the Mission Village location, 16909 Q St. Call 402-955-7575 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) for available times.
- Thursday and Friday appointments available at the Dundee location, 4825 Dodge St. Call 402-955-7676 or 402-955-SHOT (7468) for available times.
SOUTH OMAHA: Testing and vaccinations available at OneWorld, located at 4920 S. 30th St. Call 402-734-4110 to make an appointment for vaccinating anyone age 12 and older.
CHARLES DREW HEALTH CENTER: Call 402-451-3553 to schedule an appointment.
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.
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 is 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.
CHI HEALTH VACCINE INFORMATION: The info line is available at 402-717-1255 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily in August.
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.
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.
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.
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