Oct 19, 2021

PPHD: 323 more virus cases reported in Panhandle

Posted Oct 19, 2021 3:47 PM


Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters are now awaiting final decision from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The FDA approved the boosters late last week. Residents will be notified when available in the Panhandle.

Booster? Is it right for you?

Moderna and Pfizer: Additional Dose (28 days)

  1. Moderately to severely immunocompromised

Pfizer: Booster (six months)

  1. 65+ years
  2. Long term care residents
  3. 50-64 years at high risk for severe disease
  4. 18-49 years at high risk for severe disease are recommended to weigh their individual benefits with risks
  5. Persons at high risk for occupational exposure including frontline workers (teachers, healthcare)

A new, free COVID testing opportunity for symptomatic and asymptomatic residents will be available at Chadron Community Hospital beginning Thursday, October 21. This will be accessible Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm. Appointments are encouraged at https://tinyurl.com/3z8jwsy5.

Vaccinations have protection against all known variants, including Delta. For anyone age 12 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, please call Kim Engel at 308-633-2866 ext 101.

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 323 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle since last reporting on Monday, October 11.