On June 9 and 16, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Douglas County Health Department and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are partnering to offer walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Zoo. A mobile van will be set up on site, and Children’s expert pediatric team will staff the effort, giving immunizations and helping people schedule their second dose appointments at other locations. The clinic will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Wednesday, June 9, offering will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the June 16 clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m.
No advance registration is needed. Please note: teens ages 12 to 18 will need a parent/guardian to be present at their vaccination appointment to give consent. If you have any questions about the vaccine related to your child’s health status, please contact your pediatrician or family doctor.
“As the region’s pediatric leader, Children’s is committed to ensuring children in our community are healthy, safe and strong,” says Zeb Timmons, M.D., Children’s division chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. “We want to step up and lend our expertise to protecting our community, making it as simple and stress-free as possible to get vaccinated. This partnership allows us to reach people in an unexpected, but convenient way.”
“Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is happy to partner with Children’s Hospital and Douglas County Health to encourage our fellow community members to get vaccinated and help end the spread of COVID-19,” said Dennis Pate, President and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “We are so happy to be part of this effort that the Zoo has added an extra incentive of a free roundtrip ride ticket or visit to Stingray Beach for those who receive their vaccination at the Zoo, so come out and get vaccinated!”
About Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it also offers expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Children’s is recognized as a 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology. Visit us online at ChildrensOmaha.org.
About Douglas County Health Department
The Douglas County Health Department is the public health agency responsible for the well-being of more than half a million people in eastern Nebraska. The Department's Mission Statement is: To Protect, Promote, and Prioritize the Health of Our Entire Community, with a Vision Statement: A Healthy, Vibrant, and Resilient Community for Everyone, Everywhere.
About Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top zoos, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo is recognized nationally for its conservation, animal care and exhibit design. As a leader in conservation, the Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research focuses on areas to benefit animal husbandry and species conservation including conservation genetics, conservation medicine, conservation, reproductive sciences and comparative nutrition. More information is available at www.OmahaZoo.com.