On Monday, the West Central District Health Department received a shipment of 1,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine, which means no vaccinations will be canceled in the near future.  

“We are elated that we have received our vaccine shipment,” said Shannon Vanderheiden, the Executive Director of West Central District Health Department.

Cold weather during the previous week threatened to disrupt vaccine shipments destined for the west central district.

Vanderheiden said 200 of the 1.400 doses that arrived Monday will be allocated to USave Pharmacy for distribution to people who have already registered for the vaccine.

The remaining doses are allocated for first- and second-dose clinics scheduled by WCDHD through March 5. 

In addition, North Platte’s Wal-Mart pharmacy will receive 200 doses this week from a separate federal Pharmacy Program.

Both USave Pharmacy and Wal-Mart will vaccinate people who have registered with WCDHD. Those who are registered with WCDHD will receive an email with a link to choose location, date and time for vaccine, if they are within the current priority groups, Vanderheiden said.

Location sites will include WCDHD, Wal-Mart and USave.

The exact scheduling will be determined according to the priority group specified by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and the order in which registrations are received, she said.