Gov. Ricketts Joins Education and Health Leaders to Encourage High School Students to Get Vaccinated
OMAHA, NE (STL.News) Governor Pete Ricketts encouraged high school students to vaccinate as they graduate during a morning press conference at Douglas County Health Department (DCHD). He was joined by Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan who spoke about the benefits of students being vaccinated.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dannette R. Smith also participated in the press conference. She invited students to review information about vaccination at vaccinate.ne.gov and to sign up for a shot. Dr. Sharon R. Stoolman, a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, addressed concerns about vaccination and invited families to contact their pediatrician to learn more about the coronavirus vaccine.
Gov. Ricketts: Vaccination
- Vaccines are widely available and completely voluntary.
- Nebraskans can sign up at vaccinate.ne.gov, by contacting their local health department, or by visiting a local pharmacy or walk-up clinic.
- We know vaccines work because we can see the results here in our state.
- Statewide, coronavirus hospitalizations have fallen below 100 for the first time since last July.