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WNCC hosts vaccine clinic for students

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Last week Governor Pete Ricketts announced Phase 2B for vaccine distribution to include age groups 16 and older. Scotts Bluff County Health Department hosts a clinic and they are using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is a one time vaccine shot.

“After having COVID I would not want it again,” said Elli Winkler Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) student. “It was not a good experience I think it’s important to get the vaccine even if you think that you’re health and you’ll be fine if you get it. It’s not fun getting it.

“We had a dear friend one of our best friends pass away from this it was a terrible death,” said Debera Keener Register Nurse Scotts Bluff County Health Department. “It changes you once you go through it so personally. Every time it’s time to go to work and I know it’s going to be a 12 or 14 hour day I am ready and I am doing it to honor our friend.”

Scottsbluff County Health Department staff said they have a great team of nurses working hard behind the scenes to keep the operation going effectively. Residents can sign up at or for any of the clinics in the panhandle.

“They do anywhere from taking care of the vaccine when we’re offsite and drawing it up,” said Theresa Thomas Registered Nurse Scotts Bluff County Health Department. “The nurses administering are very well trained in providing education to the people and administering the vaccines.”

“Maybe one day we won’t have to wear masks any more so that is good because I hate them,” said Andrew Livrmont Jr. WNCC student. “I think there is light at the end of tunnel if everybody just gets their vaccinations stay six feet apart we should be able to eliminate this COVID.”