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 August 23, 2021. Learn more

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment at the following locations: 

Schedule your first COVID-19 vaccine dose

If you are 18 and older, and would prefer to walk in, single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at the following pharmacies:  

And two-dose Pfizer vaccines are available at the following pharmacy:

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

Booster shots

Immunocompromised people who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days ago can now schedule a third booster dose with us. 

Schedule a booster COVID-19 vaccine dose

You can also call 800.922.0000 to schedule a booster shot appointment, or walk-in to our Pharmacy at Lauritzen Outpatient Center location. 

If you are not immunocompromised, you are not eligible to get a booster shot at this time. We will publish more information here about booster shots for everyone when it becomes available.

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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