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Nebraska ranks in the middle of the pack in the rate of administering coronavirus vaccines, but state officials are working to speed up distribution of the shots. The state ranked 33rd among states and the District of Columbia by administering 14,770 shots per 100,000 people as of Sunday, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, Nebraska has administered 285,708 of the 407,500 doses it has received — or roughly 70% of the doses. Lincoln Dr.

Nebraska At High Flu Activity

Dec 11, 2019

The latest flu report shows Nebraska has high flu activity.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Nebraska is the only state in the upper Midwest with high activity.  Neighboring Kansas, Iowa, and South Dakota all have minimal flu activity.  The CDC says the virus is present in 30 states including Puerto Rico and six kids have died from it this fall.

 

CDC Considers Flu Scattered In Nebraska

Nov 13, 2019

The flu is considered scattered across the state of Nebraska.  That's according to the Centers for Disease Control.  It says nearly 200 positive flu tests were reported in Nebraska between September 29th and November 2nd, more than six-times as many during that time last year.  So far, no deaths have been reported.