COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine plays a critical role in maintaining protection against the virus, preventing illness and saving lives.

Updated COVID-19 vaccines for this fall and winter are recommended for everyone age 6 months and older.

  • Everyone age 5 years and older should get one dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Children age 6 months – 4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be up to date, including at least one dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine
  • People with weakened immune systems may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine.

  • The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will provide updated COVID-19 vaccine solely to adults and children who are uninsured or underinsured and children with Medicaid. This change is based on the federal government transitioning its COVID-19 vaccination program to more traditional health care coverage and its discontinuation of no cost vaccines for all residents.

    The health department's updated vaccination process is as follows:

    • Adults and children who are uninsured or underinsured, and children age 18 and younger with Medicaid – The government still provides COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to these groups and is working with partners including local health departments. Eligible individuals can receive updated COVID-19 vaccines at the Health Department by appointment only. Call 402-441-8065 to schedule a date and time.
    • Those who have health insurance, Medicare, or adults with Medicaid – The updated COVID-19 vaccine should be covered by most health plans, but residents must receive vaccine through a pharmacy or health care provider instead of LLCHD. Visit vaccines.gov to check pharmacy locations and availability.