COVID-19 vaccines

The latest updates:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 16 and older on Aug. 23, 2021. Learn more

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations for a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 24, 2021, and a booster shot of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on Oct. 21, 2021. Learn more

Schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment: 

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment at some of our health center locations. 

Schedule your first COVID-19 vaccine dose

Schedule a booster COVID-19 vaccine dose

Who's eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot?

The CDC says that everyone who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should get a second booster shot at least two months after the initial dose.

You can get a booster dose of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) if you completed your vaccination series at least 6 months ago and you also fall into at least one of these groups:

If you are immunocompromised, you are strongly encouraged to get a third dose 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. 

The CDC also says it's acceptable to mix and match COVID-19 vaccine types and brands. Those who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines initially can safely schedule a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose at our clinics. 

If you are 18 and older, and would prefer to walk in:  

Pfizer vaccines are available at the following pharmacy:

And single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at the following pharmacies

Please note: Anyone under age 19 must bring a completed parent or guardian consent form.  

Vaccine cost

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to Americans. Vaccine distributors can charge an administration fee for giving the shot to someone. However, in most cases, public and private insurance providers cover this cost. 

We are not billing patients for COVID-19 vaccines received at Nebraska Medicine locations. 

Why we need COVID-19 vaccines 

COVID-19 infections can be a minor inconvenience, or they can lead to severe disease and death. Social distancing, handwashing and wearing your mask certainly help. However, the best way to stop this virus is to generate COVID-19-specific immunity within our community. 

We can achieve this immunity in one of two ways: through illness (natural herd immunity) or through vaccination. Since illness leads to severe disease or death for many, a safe and effective vaccine is a much better alternative.

Use this calculator to assess your own COVID-19 mortality risk

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