COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine open to ages 12 and up

Everyone in NE and IA age 12 and above are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Those age 12-17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine.)

What you need to know:

Local health departments decide when different groups are eligible to receive a vaccine.  Vaccine distribution is owned by the states and local health departments. 

The FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in December 2020. An EUA for the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine was issued in February 2021. State Guidelines (Nebraska).  State guidelines (Iowa). 

Frequently Asked Questions

See an up-to-date PDF of all the most common questions around the COVID-19 vaccine.

See more information around Children and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccination Plans by County

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) and its community partners will host four community clinics beginning Feb. 1 in an effort to provide Douglas County residents in Phase 1B with their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

At this time, anyone age 12 or older, in any NE county, can head over to the DCHD sign up page to sign up for the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. (If you are between the ages of 12 through 18 years old, you will need parental consent and a guardian present with you in order to get the vaccine. The only vaccine you will qualify for is the Pfizer vaccine.) Anyone in this group who does not have any computer access is asked to call the Health Department’s Information Line at (402) 444-3400 to set an appointment (stay on the line to hear full list of options.)

For more information, including all locations and times, view the full DCHD press release

For Sarpy County, visit the Sarpy/Cass Public Health website or call (402) 593-3678.

Visit the City of Lincoln Health Department website for current updates to register to be notified when you are able to receive a vaccine.

Visit the Central District Health Department website or call (308) 385-5175 and leave your name, birthdate and phone number. 

Visit the Two Rivers Public Health Department website for more information and to register.


For information on all other Nebraska or Iowa counties, please visit the links below:

Veterans and VA Personel

For answers to general questions about getting a vaccine at VA, read the VA FAQs. If you don’t find your answer there, call MyVA411 main information line at 800-698-2411 (TTY: 711).

COVID-19 Vaccine Video Library