LINCOLN, Nebraska (KTIV) - Nebraska's vaccine allocations will be increasing next week.
Health officials say the increases comes as the Pfizer vaccine now counts for 6 doses per vial instead of the previous 5.
Next week Nebraska is set to receive 18,720 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and 18,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine. However, health officials say a majority of this week's doses haven't arrived due to recent weather events.
"As you may have heard a majority of the vaccine has not arrived in the state as of today due to issues at the distribution sites and weather. We do not have an anticipated delivery at this time. Two of our larger shipments of Pfizer did arrive on Monday and will be used in our scheduled clinics," said Angie Ling, Incident Commander.
Also announced Thursday, Nebraska is making their way through phase 1B of vaccinations and finalizing plans for vaccinating the general public. They expect to make the transition in April and May.
When that happens, those between the ages of 50 and 64 will be prioritized.
(KTIV) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss the state's work to support coronavirus vaccinations.
Part of the discussion included when health officials believe the general population will begin vaccinations in the state, along with the latest figures on vaccine distribution and administration in the state.