As of Sunday, more than 948,824 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given to the priority groups, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

More than 372,992 Nebraskans have completed vaccination, representing 25.1% of Nebraskans age 16 years and older.

In the West Central Health District, which includes Lincoln County, 21.78% of residents 16 and over have been vaccinated.

Last week, the number of hospitalizations due to coronavirus in Nebraska increased for the first time in 19 weeks. Gov. Pete Ricketts encourages people to register to be vaccinated, and continue to keep six feet from people in public, stay home when sick, and wash hands often.

To sign up for vaccination, go to vaccinate.ne.gov.

The state now moved to Phase 2B of the vaccinations, which includes Nebraskans ages 16-49. 

Not every health district will immediately be able to vaccinate any adult.  Some departments may choose to prioritize by age: For example, starting with only those 40 years of age and older.

Many areas are still working to finish vaccinations of Nebraskans age 50 and older, the DHHS said. Also, up to 10% of the weekly allocation is allotted for high-risk medical conditions, regardless of age. The medical community makes the decision of who will be vaccinated with these doses.

In all, vaccinations continue at a good pace. More than 120,060 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered just last week in Nebraska.

For the week ending April 11, Nebraska is scheduled to receive 25,740 first doses and 31,590 second doses of the Pfizer vaccine; 19,200 first doses and 18,400 second doses of the Moderna vaccine, and 10,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccine, DHHS said.