COVID-19 Vaccines

We know you have many questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. We’re working hard to deliver answers. The information on this page will evolve as we get more insight into vaccine data and distribution plans.

View the following information from Nebraska Medicine:

UNMC vaccine allocation process

Everyone employed by UNMC and Nebraska Medicine has been included in its vaccination prioritization planning process, and, over time, will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine. This includes all UNMC students with the exception of those whose curriculum is fully online or those who are not in a formal degree-seeking program.

In planning for the distribution of vaccine, the med center followed U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and developed a vaccine allocation matrix based on near-term risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the context of caring for, or having consistent close interactions with patients. The matrix contains the following three levels (subsections exist within each level):

While the vaccine is not mandatory, the entire workforce at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine has been placed individually and by name into this tiered schedule and campus leaders are reviewing these lists for accuracy. This includes students in all colleges and across all campus locations (with the exception noted earlier). Questions about your assigned level should be directed to your department administrative leadership. 

It is unknown how long it will take to and progress is dependent on the amount of vaccine received, however, scheduling for those assigned to level two has been initiated. Once available, faculty, students and staff will be contacted via email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. Each individual will be asked to answer a series of simple questions in the Health Tracking System prior to making an appointment. These processes may be adjusted for individuals on UNMC campuses outside of Omaha.

Important items of note