On Thursday, February 11th Nebraska launched the Retail Pharmacy Program. This effort included 33 pharmacies in Nebraska receiving COVID-19 vaccine for distribution to the general public. Within LPBHD’s district, Loup City Rx Shoppe in Loup City was allocated vaccine through this federal program.
The retail pharmacies who are receiving vaccine through this program are, according to the Directed Health Measures, to work with the local health departments to establish a list of eligible residents 65+ who need vaccinated.
Those who are wishing to be vaccinated should register via vaccinate.ne.gov. If you do not have access to the internet, individuals can call the DHHS COVID hotline (833)998-2275 to be assisted with the registration process.
Loup Basin Public Health Department anticipates moving into Tier I of Phase 1B (first responders, utility workers, educators, daycare providers, etc.) around March 1, 2021. Those registered via Nebraska’s statewide system will be randomly selected as their priority group is vaccinated.
About Loup Basin Public Health Department
Loup Basin Public Health Department serves nine counties including Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler. Follow Loup Basin Public Health Department on Facebook (@lbphd.org) and Instagram (@loupbasinpublichealthdept).