Omaha, Nebraska 2021-08-05 11:26:52 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —Local health authorities are working with Omaha Public Schools in hopes of protecting more people.
Over the next eight days, we will provide a pop-up vaccine clinic for students and staff at local schools.
Phil Rooney of the Douglas County Health Department said pop-up vaccines in local schools have been successful and an increasing number of people are seeking vaccinations.
This is because the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 44% increase in new cases daily in the last week of July.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky said the average daily new COVID-19 cases last week was “higher than last summer’s peak.”
Rooney said the increase in cases was primarily due to the more contagious delta mutations.
“People need to remember when they hear the change in recommendations because we have gained more knowledge. Viruses are organisms, and subsequent generations are others. It changes in the same way as the organisms in the virus. We are striving to survive. This seems to spread fairly easily, too easily, and there are still many people who need vaccination, “Rooney said. ..
He added that students eligible for the vaccine can not only keep themselves safe, but also prevent the virus from continuing to mutate.
This is a major concern as delta variants infect more people.
There are three other pop-up vaccine clinics today.One of the North High Schools is from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
It is held once from noon to 3:00 pm at Central High School and once from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brian High School.
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