Media Contacts: Taylor Gage, (402) 471-1970Justin Pinkerman, (402) 471-1967
Governor's Media Release:
LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update on coronavirus vaccination in Nebraska. He cited data on coronavirus fatalities to explain the State's decision to prioritize Nebraskans age 65 and older to receive the vaccine. Nebraskans can register for vaccination at vaccinate.ne.gov or by calling toll-free at 833-998-2275.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Chief Data Strategist Ashley Newmyer talked about new features available on the State's COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard. The dashboard now shows data for the State's COVID-19 Vaccine Program separately from data specific to federal vaccination programs.
Gov. Ricketts also encouraged Nebraskans to be mindful of the extremely cold temperatures forecasted for the next few days. He urged Nebraskans to avoid travel when possible and to prepare a vehicle safety kit if traveling.
Gov. Ricketts: Coronavirus Vaccination
Ashley Newmyer: Coronavirus Vaccination
Gov. Ricketts: Winter Weather
Video from this morning's press conference is available by clicking here.