(Omaha, NE) -- The Douglas County Health Department is getting ready to start the process of vaccinating the county’s school staff members, and metro school districts are getting their plans in place.
DCHD anticipates that vaccination roll out will begin the week of February 22nd, and gave the superintendents of each of the county's seven districts the task of figuring out which staff members will be in line first.
Each week, DCHD will allocate roughly 10% of vaccine doses for educators, which will then be parceled out to each school district in the county. How many doses each district gets will be based on student enrollment as recorded by the Nebraska Department of Education. Vaccines in each district will be prioritized based on the following:
- Tier 1: Employees with direct sustained contact with students, based on employee age (oldest to youngest)
- Tier 2: Employees who do not have direct sustained contact with students, based on employee age (oldest to youngest)
No action is needed on the part of school district employees at this time. School districts will contact employees directly with additional information when they are eligible for an appointment. The districts say they will update their employees in the coming days and weeks as they know more.