The Douglas County Health Department has announced that it has received its first shipment of the newest COVID-19 vaccine. With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the department expects this trend to continue. The vaccine, which was approved earlier this month, is now available for anyone aged 6 months and older.
According to the Health Department, most insurance policies are expected to cover the full cost of the vaccine. Therefore, it is recommended that people get vaccinated at their preferred doctor’s office, clinic, or pharmacy in Douglas County. Unlike in the past, the Health Department will not be offering free vaccines to everyone.
However, for those who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover the full cost of the vaccination, the Health Department has planned to provide the vaccine free of charge at its offices, located at 1111 S. 41st St. This service will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
It is crucial to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect oneself and others from the virus. Vaccination is a key preventive measure that can help in curbing the spread of the virus and mitigate the impact of the ongoing pandemic.
Douglas County Health Department’s initiative to provide the vaccine for free to those who are uninsured or underinsured is commendable. It ensures that everyone has access to the vaccine, regardless of their financial situation.
Getting vaccinated remains a crucial step in defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to stay informed about the availability of vaccines, eligibility criteria, and recommended vaccination centers in your area. By doing so, we can all contribute to the collective effort of overcoming this global health crisis.
– Douglas County Health Department
– WOWT News Network