The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Program aims to protect people against known and emerging infectious diseases here in Nebraska. COVID-19 has greatly impacted the lives of all Nebraskans and this program intends to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all Nebraskans as CDC recommendations and approval allow.
State of Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccination PlanUPDATED: 2/22/2021
Vaccine Information for the General Public
Thank you for your willingness to administer the COVID 19 vaccine to help protect public.
There are no federal or state requirements that a consent has to be obtained. You do however have to provide the VIS or in this case the EUA fact sheet and document the date it was given. If your facility has an internal process that is utilized for other immunizations, we recommend using that process.
If a healthcare provider in Nebraska is interested in offering the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the Nebraska Immunzation Program. See contact information below.
Process of new vaccine guidelines:
1. Recommendations made by manufacturer.
2. Recommendations approved by FDA.
3. Recommendations approved by ACIP.
4. Vaccines to be administered according to new ACIP recommendations.
Instructions for reporting to VAERS
The vaccination provider is responsible for mandatory reporting of the following to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS):
The vaccination provider enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program should complete and submit a VAERS form to FDA using one of the following methods:
IMPORTANT: When reporting adverse events or vaccine administration errors to VAERS, please complete the entire form with detailed information. It is important that the information reported to FDA be as detailed and complete as possible.
Outcome of the event and any additional follow-up information if it is available at the time of the VAERS report. Subsequent reporting of follow-up information should be completed if additional details become available.
Refer to the reference tools for material on how to properly manage and administer COVID-19 vaccines.