‘Basically everyone’ should get the COVID booster – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-12-02 17:19:34 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —According to a press release by Dr. Lindsay Hughes, Director of Health, Douglas County, “basically everyone” is the COVID-19 vaccine 1-2 months after the first Pfizer or Modena vaccine series. You need to get a booster. A few months after the first Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The DCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is set up on Friday at the following times and locations:

  • Douglas County Health Department, 1111 S. 41st St., 9:00 am to 3:00 pm All vaccines.
  • Millard North Middle School, 2828 S. 139th St., 4 pm-7pm, Pfizer 5 Plus.

On Saturday, DCHD and community partners will vaccinate people at:

  • Village Christmas, noon to 5 pm
  • The clinic is set up to serve the general public within the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church on 2602 N. 24th St. All vaccines are provided.

The Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Union, which includes the Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley hospitals, as well as the Douglas, Sarpy, Sanders, Dodge, and Washington counties, publishes hospital capacity reports almost daily. Unless otherwise stated, capacity includes COVID-19 patients and patients hospitalized for other illnesses.

On Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed that it had received 382 new positive COVID-19 tests since midnight the day before. The total number of positive cases reported since March 2020 is 94,250.

The Ministry of Health has not received a new death certificate in the past day. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 859.

According to the latest local hospital report received Wednesday afternoon, medical and surgical beds occupied 92% and beds with 113 staff were available.

Adult ICU beds were occupied at a rate of 94%, and beds with 19 staff were available. This includes COVID and non-COVID patients.

There were 275 inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19, 84 of whom were receiving adult ICU level treatment.

Three pediatric patients were identified among the inpatients. The pediatric ICU bed was 95% capacity and 7 beds were available. The county’s public health department says it is not known if any of these pediatric patients are infected with COVID-19, but it still stresses the hospital system.

Six more COVID-19 interested individuals (usually awaiting test results) reported, five of whom were adults and one pediatric case was pending.

Fifty-one people who were confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 were on mechanical ventilation.

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