Omaha, Nebraska 2022-05-20 13:55:23 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for boost immunization of COVID-19 vaccination, the Douglas County Health Department allows children ages 5 to 11 to receive boost immunization in a local clinic. increase. Children are eligible as long as five months have passed since the last dose of vaccination, but only the Pfizer vaccine is licensed for this younger age group.
In addition to the latest enhanced eligibility for booster shots for children, the CDC recommends additional boosters for people over the age of 50 and for people over the age of 12 with moderate to severe immunodeficiency. This means that if you already have one booster and you belong to one of these categories, you are still eligible for a second booster.
The following community clinics are hosted by DCHD.
- Health Bureau (1111 S. 41st St.) until 3:00 pm on Friday, May 20
- Saturday, June 4th, 9am to noon Benson High School Magnet (5120 Maple Street)
- June 11th (Sat) 9am to noon Norris Junior High School (2235 S 46th St.)
- Tuesday, June 14th, 4 pm-7pm, Keywitt Middle School (15650 Howard Street)
- Thursday, June 16th, 4pm to 7pm Black Elk Elementary School (6708 S 161st Ave.)
Normally, DCHD publishes COVID-19 updates twice a week on Monday and Thursday, but the announcement of booster shot eligibility expansion provided additional update opportunities. Since midnight Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department has received 134 new positive COVID-19 tests and no new COVID-19-related death certificate. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Douglas County during the pandemic remains at 1,120.
According to the latest local hospital updates received by DCHD late Thursday:
- Medical and surgical beds occupy an 84% occupancy and beds with 234 staff are available.
- Adult ICU beds are 82% occupied and beds with 55 staff are available.
- The pediatric ICU bed is 86% of its capacity and 18 beds are available.
- There are 80 individuals hospitalized for COVID-19,
- Two are pediatric cases.
- 13 people are receiving ICU level care.
- No additional COVID-19 people are interested (usually waiting for test results).
- Four people who have been confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 are using ventilators.
The number of positive cases since March 2020 is currently 152,105.
DCHD hosts community booster clinics, now available for ages 5-11 Source link DCHD hosts community booster clinics, now available for ages 5-11