Dec 02, 2021 1:30 PM

PPHD: 144 new virus cases reported in the Panhandle

Posted Dec 02, 2021 1:30 PM

By PPHD

The Omicron variant is classified as a highly transmissible variant of concern and was first identified in South Africa last week. The first known case has been confirmed in the United States today.

The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and boosters. All FDA-approved or authorized vaccines are expected to be effective against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths.  

For anyone age 5 and older, please get vaccinated. Everyone age 18 and older is recommended to get a COVID booster shot at least two months after a 1-dose vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, or at least six months after a 2-dose vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna.

COVID vaccine is widely available across the Panhandle and there is no charge.

  1. Box Butte/Grant: https://tinyurl.com/25mwaapu | safeway.com
  2. Walk-ins welcome
  3. Dave's Pharmacy Hemingford & Alliance, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5:30 PM (Pfizer 2 PM- 5:30 PM)
  4. Alliance Community Pharmacy, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 6 PM
  5. Cheyenne/Deuel: https://tinyurl.com/5b5uac8p | walmart.com | safeway.com
  6. Walk-ins welcome
  7. During COVID clinic hours visit https://tinyurl.com/5b5uac8p for days and hours
  8. Dawes/Sioux: https://tinyurl.com/x5d5nnbn | walmart.com | safeway.com
  9. Walk-ins welcome
  10. Western Community Health Resources, Monday-Friday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  11. Garden: To schedule an appointment visit vaccinate.ne.gov - provider will call you
  12. Walk-ins welcome
  13. Regional West Garden County Clinic Front Desk, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
  14. Kimball: https://tinyurl.com/d2u8txrs
  15. Walk-ins welcome
  16. Kimball Health Services, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
  17. Morrill: https://tinyurl.com/sb8mvumm
  18. Walk-ins welcome
  19. Morrill County Hospital Clinic, Wednesdays, 8 AM - 4 PM
  20. Sheridan: https://tinyurl.com/cvrmkv38
  21. Walk-ins welcome
  22. Gordon Rural Health Clinic, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
  23. Scotts Bluff/Banner: https://tinyurl.com/hkw7wk2p | walmart.com | safeway.com | walgreens.com
  24. Walk-ins welcome
  25. Gering CAPWN Health Center, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-12 PM & 1 PM-4 PM
  26. Scottsbluff County Immunization Clinic, Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM

If you are homebound or have a condition that makes it hard for you to access a COVID vaccine, Call Vianey Zitterkopf, RN at 308-430-8390 or Janet Felix, LPN at 308-672-4653.

People who are fully COVID vaccinated will not be required to quarantine due to close contact. If you have lost your COVID vaccine card, go to https://tinyurl.com/2zh7uhhu.


Unified Command confirms 144 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle.

March 2, 2020-December 1, 2021

  1. Positive: 14,365
  2. Last week’s cases: (cases/100,000): 166.9
  3. Last 7 day cases: 144
  4. Last week’s positivity rate: 7.9%
  5. Deaths: 238
  6. Deaths Pending Verification: 7
  7. Active Hospitalizations: 24
  8. Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 750

Current COVID testing access can be found at http://pphd.org/COVID-19.html.

The Panhandle COVID dashboard is available at www.pphd.org. The state COVID dashboard is available at https://tinyurl.com/ufj9fcuf. For the most up to date information from the CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.