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Douglas County Man Dies From West Nile, Gives State 3 Deaths

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.
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UNMC experts: COVID vaccine offers more protection than natural immunity

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...
OMAHA, NE

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Omaha

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
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Omaha man meets Methodist Hospital co-worker who saved his life

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...
OMAHA, NE
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3 Rivers expands COVID-19 testing access to rural community

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.
FREMONT, NE
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Fremont-area health department encouraging flu shots, plans clinics

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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Douglas County health director: Black community a ‘very high priority’ to get COVID-19 vaccine

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.”
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Three Rivers, TotalWellness offering new Fremont COVID-19 testing site

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.
FREMONT, NE
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Employee organizing rally at 3M plant over federal vaccine mandate

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.
VALLEY, NE