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Omaha-area health officials are encouraging people to get flu shots this year, noting that influenza can cause severe illness — severe enough to require hospitalization.
Pediatricians' offices and some pharmacies and schools in Douglas County are likely to be offering COVID shots for kids, pending an expected government OK.
CHI Health and Latino Center of the Midlands are working together to address the shortage of health care workers. Through its foundation, CHI Health is providing a $600,000 grant to the joint effort.
Nebraska posted 3,980 new cases in the week ending Friday, down 12% from the previous week. But in some parts of the state, transmission levels are still so high that new surges are possible.
The temporary suspension of various state licensing requirements for a number of health professions is meant to address health care workforce pressures in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office said it won't take disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial drugs to prevent or treat COVID as long as they get patients' informed consent.
Drive-thru COVID vaccine clinics will be set up in a parking lot near the CHI Health Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Human antibodies produced by a herd of dairy cattle are being tested as a potential treatment for non-hospitalized patients with mild to moderate COVID.
Nebraska recorded 4,534 cases of COVID-19 for the week ending Friday, according to a World-Herald analysis of CDC data. That was down 5% from the previous week.
Lancaster County has recorded its first West Nile virus death of the season, bringing to four the state's total for 2021.