Nov 04, 2021 12:30 PM

PPHD: 244 more virus cases reported in the Panhandle

Posted Nov 04, 2021 12:30 PM

By PPHD

Individuals can get their booster shots at least 6 months after Pfizer or Moderna or at least 2 months after J & J. You may have a preference on which booster shot to get, but you can get any booster shot.

COVID has disrupted our children’s lives, interrupting school, youth sports, and time with friends and loved ones. Vaccinating our children is a step toward protecting their health and restoring their lives.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there, especially targeted at parents. Don’t believe everything you see or read online. Seek answers from credible sources.

"As a grandma, I encourage parents to please have their children five and older vaccinated. If you have questions, please talk with your physician, school nurse, pharmacist, or call us at public health,” said Kim Engel, Panhandle Public Health District Director.

The Pfizer COVID vaccine is over 90% effective at preventing COVID in children ages 5 through 11 years. Getting your child vaccinated can help protect them against COVID, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and group activities by helping curb community transmission.

COVID vaccines have undergone—and continue to undergo—the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. In clinical trials of about 3,000 children, serious side effects were rare and self-limiting.

After getting a COVID vaccine, children may have some side effects similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines. These are normal signs that their body is building protection, but they should go away in a few days.

Vaccinations have protection against all known variants, including Delta. For anyone age 5 and older, please get vaccinated. COVID vaccine is widely available across the Panhandle and there is no charge for the vaccine.

  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, 9:40 AM-12:30 PM & 1:30 PM-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 244 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle.

March 2, 2020-November 1, 2021

  1. Positive: 13,293
  2. Last week’s cases: (cases/100,000): 282.8
  3. Last 7 day cases: 244
  4. Last week’s positivity rate: 13.6%
  5. Deaths: 224
  6. Deaths Pending Verification: 9
  7. Active Hospitalizations: 28
  8. Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 716

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.