Mar 30, 2021 4:12 PM

Nebraskans scouring for vaccine slots as availability grows

Posted Mar 30, 2021 4:12 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Now that coronavirus vaccines are becoming more widely available in the state, many Nebraskans are scouring the internet in search of an appointment to get a shot.

Michael Nollett of Lincoln said he hopes to land an appointment soon because pharmacies participating in a federal program in the state opened up vaccine eligibility to all adults on Monday.

Local health officials remain focused on vaccinating people aged 50 and older across the state although some public health districts in rural areas are already offering the shots to all adults.

Officials have said they expect to make the vaccines available to the general public statewide by late April or early May.