(Undated) -- Two Omaha metro health departments are encouraging residents 55 and older to get signed up for a joint mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic this weekend.
The Douglas County and Sarpy/Cass health departments, along with Community Pharmacy, are hosting the clinic on Sunday at the Embassy Suites La Vista Conference Center. A similar clinic was held last Sunday, but low turnout numbers were reported. The departments had 5,000 vaccine doses to administer at last weekend's clinic, but only about 2,500 doses were actually given out. Health leaders say a short sign-up period is most likely to blame for the low turn out.
Online registration for this Sunday's clinic is open now through noon on Saturday. Appointments are first come, first served and people registering may choose their appointment time when registering. That time will also be reserved for the second-dose clinic on April 18th.
There is no cost to attend the clinic, but those participating will be asked for a copy of their insurance card, if they have one. The clinic will use the Pfizer vaccine.
A vaccination card will be provided at Sunday’s clinic. Participants will need to bring that card to the second clinic as the clinic will not provide second doses to anyone who previously received a first dose at another clinic.
You can register for the clinic here.