Omaha-based pharmacy chain starts administering new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Hours after the CDC gave ultimate approval to the bivalent COVID-19 vaccination formulation from Pfizer and Moderna, Omaha citizens had been already receiving probably the most preliminary doses.

Kohll’s Pharmacy started administering Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccination doses at its Millard location, at 12741 Q St., on Friday.

A Kohll’s pharmacist instructed 6 Information {that a} overall of 500 Moderna doses have been despatched to its pharmacies within the Omaha-metro house, and that the corporate was once consolidating the vaccinations to be able to administer them from its Q Boulevard location. They’re anticipating that offer will final them till Tuesday — coincidentally, the similar they’re anticipating to obtain 1,500 doses of the Pfizer bivalent vaccination.

The Douglas County Well being Division expects to obtain its personal doses throughout the subsequent week, and has canceled all present COVID-19 vaccination booster appointments for the ones ages 12 and older till they obtain the ones new photographs.

A DCHD spokesman stated that they’re receiving the vaccinations somewhat later than pharmacies like Kohll’s as a result of they have got a special contract with the government.

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Virtual Director Gina Dvorak contributed to this tale.

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