Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts encouraged high school students to vaccinate as they graduate during a morning press conference at Douglas County Health Department (DCHD). He was joined by Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan who spoke about the benefits of students being vaccinated.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dannette R. Smith also participated in the press conference. She invited students to review information about vaccination at vaccinate.ne.gov and to sign up for a shot. Dr. Sharon R. Stoolman, a pediatric hospitalist at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, addressed concerns about vaccination and invited families to contact their pediatrician to learn more about the coronavirus vaccine.
Gov. Ricketts: Vaccination
Dr. Cheryl Logan: Vaccination
DHHS CEO Dannette R. Smith: Vaccination
Dr. Sharon R. Stoolman: Vaccination
On May 12, 2021 the CDC endorsed Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine as safe and effective for individuals age 12-15. For more information on registering for vaccination, go to vaccinate.ne.gov.
Video from today's press conference is available by clicking here.