COVID-19 vaccines

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment:

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 in certain groups on Sept. 24, 2021. Learn more

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 following groups should receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot:

  • Immunocompromised people who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days ago
  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings who received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago
  • People aged 50 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions who received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago

And the following groups may receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot:

  • People aged 18 to 49 years with underlying medical conditions who received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago, based on their individual benefits and risks
  • People aged 18 to 64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting who received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago, based on their individual benefits and risks

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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