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Gov. Ricketts – ‘If you turn comes up to get the vaccine, please get the vaccine’

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts said his state could receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as early as this week.

Those vaccines, he said, would continue to treat those in Phase 1B, which include: first responders, utility workers, corrections staff, educators and their support staff, funeral home staff, food processing plant workers, transportation workers, public transit employees, and U.S. Postal Service workers.

Ricketts said, right now, there is no timeframe when the state would move to the next vaccination phase.

With Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson now approved, Ricketts was asked if residents would have an option in terms of which vaccine they would receive.

"Right now, if your turn comes up to get the vaccine, please get the vaccine. Right now, you will have the choice of what that clinic is offering when you are given the opportunity to attend," said Ricketts.

Ricketts said if you would turn it down, as long as you are in their tier group, you may have an opportunity to get the vaccine later.

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Posted by KTIV News 4 on Monday, March 1, 2021

Blake Branch

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