(WOWT) - Below are today’s vaccination updates as well as data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and Iowa. Keep scrolling to find helpful links and other information, including phone numbers to call for help getting signed up for your vaccine. Three...
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Neb. — Douglas County deputies descend on a west Omaha neighborhood after a loved one calls for help. Deputies said the caller told dispatchers they were worried about their family member having a mental health crisis. First responders said they immediately called for backup. "This situation was serious...
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third person in eastern Nebraska has died from the West Nile virus this year. The Douglas County Health Department said a man in his 80s who was hospitalized after developing symptoms of the virus in August has died. The man had several other health conditions, but officials didn't provide details of them.
OMAHA -- Since the COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out last winter, some people who have had COVID have questioned their need to get shots, concluding that they have acquired natural immunity that will protect them from future infection. Maybe. Maybe not. One study of people who had had COVID, published...
Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Omaha: 1. 4405 N 72nd St (402) 571-3122; 2. 12025 W Center Rd (402) 333-6500; 3. 5555 N 90th St (402) 573-0947; 4. 13250 W Maple Rd (402) 965-8339; 5. 7312 N 30th St (402) 451-3980; 6. 888 Saddle
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - It’s been over two months since Methodist Hospital employees Tyrone Carter and Richard Nevarez first met. When they met this time, Nevarez was thanking Carter for his life. “How you doing? How are you?” The two exchanged welcomes before Carter broke the ice. “Good to see...
FREMONT, Neb. — While it may be a five-minute drive for you, getting a COVID-19 test isn't so easy for people who don't live in urban areas. "The number of folks that were calling every single day to find a place to go get a test," said 3 Rivers Executive Director, Terra Uhing.
This story was originally published in El Perico on Sept. 20, 2021. Sometimes it’s hard for Marasia Harris to believe she’s just begun her sophomore year at Central High School. After all, she never really got to finish eighth grade. “I didn’t fully realize I was out of middle school...
“This is a different model where we are hitting the road and getting out to people instead of making families come to us." OneWorld Community Health's Medical Mobile will now give students, staff, and families at Bellevue East and Ralston High School healthcare right at school.
As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 41,395,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which covers parts of Nebraska and Iowa, a total of 118,915 COVID-19 cases have been […]
FREMONT, Neb. (WOWT) - The Three Rivers Public Health Department announced Wednesday it’s planning four flu shot clinics. 3RPHD encourages anyone over the age of 6 months to receive a flu shot this year, noting that it will bill insurance companies for the shots for those who are insured but will also provide free vaccines to those who don’t have insurance — while supplies last.
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The U.S. reported over 1,026,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending September 21, bringing the total count to more than 41.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 669,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Douglas County’s top doctor is sounding the alarm on low vaccination rates among the Black community. “We definitely have a lag with our Black population in terms of getting them in and getting them vaccinated,” Dr. Lindsay Huse, Douglas County’s health director, said to county commissioners on Tuesday. “This is something that is very high on our priority list and something we’re looking at very closely.”
Black and Hispanic people in the United States are more likely to be infected and die from COVID-19, according to data released by John Hopkins University. But what do the numbers say in Omaha?
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OMAHA — People planning to attend The Eagles concert at CHI Health Center Omaha on Tuesday will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test at the doors. It will be the first time since the pandemic began that vaccination or proof of a negative test...
Three Rivers Public Health Department and Omaha company TotalWellness will launch a new COVID-19 testing location this week. The free testing, located at First State Bank and Trust at 210 E. Military Ave., will take place 8-11 a.m. Wednesday and 3-6 p.m. Friday this week, as well as next week.
VALLEY, Neb. — When given the option to get the vaccine or quit, some workers at the 3M plant in Valley, said they'd rather go with the latter. One man is organizing a rally outside the plant to make their voices heard that they want the vaccine to be their choice, not a requirement.