Ricketts discusses vaccine distribution revisions, Inauguration Day safety at conference

Ricketts discusses vaccine distribution revisions, Inauguration Day safety at conference

In a press briefing Tuesday morning, Gov. Pete Ricketts provided updates on — among other topics — vaccine distribution and the possibility of protests at the state Capitol on Inauguration Day. The governor said changes could be coming soon to the state’s vaccination phase guidelines, as the Trump administration is requesting that states speed vaccine delivery to those older than 65 and others who may be at elevated risk. The president wants states to avoid withholding second doses and instead provide other high-risk individuals with their first doses. Ricketts said while no changes are official yet, the state is working with local public health officials and hospitals regarding potential changes to vaccine guidelines. 300×125 image ad “We have talked about how to roll out vaccinations faster,” Ricketts said. “Stay tuned; we will make changes and will have more information for people 65 or over on how to get a vaccine. There’s no need to call your local health departments; that information will be made public once it’s ready.” The state is still administering vaccines to people in Phase 1A, Ricketts said, but some local health departments have begun administering doses to Phase 1B recipients, namely people age 75 and over. More than 40% of Nebraska’s 90,000 health care workers have received the first of two doses of the coronavirus vaccine as the state ramps up distribution. Of the 144,363 doses shipped to the state, 78,074 had been distributed as of Tuesday morning — 67,939 first doses and 10,135 second […]

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