Guests at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium can get a COVID-19 vaccine shot during two upcoming clinics.
The clinics, set for Wednesday and June 16, will be held in partnership with the Douglas County Health Department and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Vaccines are available for those 12 and older.
Those who get vaccinated at the zoo can choose one of a handful of incentives, including a roundtrip ticket on the train, tram or Skyfari, one ride on the carousel or one admission to Stingray Beach.
A mobile van will be set up on-site, near the main entrance, with staff from Children’s administering the Pfizer vaccines. Second doses will be scheduled at other locations.
Zoo admission is not required to get a vaccine.
Wednesday’s clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic on June 16 runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance registration is not required, but a parent or guardian must accompany children ages 12 to 18 to give consent.
The 18-year-old African bull elephant's departure was announced Thursday and comes a few months after the Omaha zoo's announcement that African elephant Claire is expected to give birth early next year.