12/27/2021 NCDHD COVID-19 Updates

Public Service Announcement

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 101 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 12/20/2021.

Data is still being collected on the B.1.1.529 Omicron variant. Review the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) website for the most up-to-date information on the Omicron variant.

Need a COVID-19 test? Cherry County Hospital is offering FREE rapid COVID-19 testing. THIS WEEK, SERVICES WILL BE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS. This service will be regularly offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2p-3p. To register, a patient should call Cherry County Hospital 402-376-2525 or Cherry County Clinic 402-376-3770 and press pound to be connected to the registration voicemail. Cut off for registration is 12pm the day of testing. 

Everyone ages 18 and older can get a COVID-19 booster shot. To be eligible after the Pfizer or Moderna primary 2-dose series, an individual needs to wait at least 6 months after completion of the second vaccine dose. To be eligible after a Janssen J&J dose, an individual needs to wait at least 2 months after the shot.

Persons may choose to receive any authorized or approved vaccine booster dose currently available, Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), regardless of which primary series they received.

Pfizer booster doses are approved for 16- and 17-year-olds. Individuals 16- or 17-years old that received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination series may get a Pfizer COVID-19 Booster, if desired, 6+ months after their 2nd dose of their series.

NCDHD has the following clinic times available for walk-ins during the noted times below. If you already have a scheduled appointment time for a clinic on this list, please arrive at that scheduled time. NCDHD is not including other area hospitals/clinics in our Press Release. If interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose at your local hospital/clinic, please call your local hospital/clinic for their vaccine schedule and availability.

NCDHD Sponsored Clinics

Week of Dec 21-Jan 3 2021

Ainsworth Community Center


2 p-5:00 p


Bloomfield Community Center


11 a-5 p


NCDHD Office-422 E. Douglas St. O’Neill


9 a-12 p


Week of Jan 4-Jan 10 2021

Valentine Mid-Plains College


1p-5 p


Butte Community Center


2 p-5 p


Neligh-Antelope Co. Fairgrounds


1 p – 5:30p


NCDHD Office-422 E. Douglas St. O’Neill


9 a-4 p


NCDHD will be offering COVID, flu, Tdap, Pneumonia, and Shingles vaccines.

                NCDHD will no longer be including COVID-19 vaccination numbers and percentage in the weekly Press Release. The vaccination numbers and percentage are updated daily and can be found on the NCDHD dashboard at:

Case count update as of 12/27/2021 at 3:00 PM: 7,331 Total Cases (TC), 6,431 Recoveries (R) and 93 Deaths (D). There have been 189 total cases reported in the last 14 days.

Case count update for the last 7 days: 101 Cases (C) 0 Deaths (D).

If interested in county-level data, the CDC has data available at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view or on the DHSS website https://datanexus-dhhs.ne.gov/views/Covid/1_HospitalCapacity?:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y