Omaha-based pharmacy chain begins administering new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Hours after the CDC gave final approval to the bivalent COVID-19 vaccination formulas from Pfizer and Moderna, Omaha residents were already receiving some of the initial doses.

Kohll’s Pharmacy began administering Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccination doses at its Millard location, at 12741 Q St., on Friday.

A Kohll’s pharmacist told 6 News that a total of 500 Moderna doses had been sent to its pharmacies in the Omaha-metro area, and that the company was consolidating the vaccinations in order to administer them from its Q Street location. They’re expecting that supply will last them until Tuesday — coincidentally, the same they’re expecting to receive 1,500 doses of the Pfizer bivalent vaccination.

The Douglas County Health Department expects to receive its own doses within the next week, and has canceled all current COVID-19 vaccination booster appointments for those ages 12 and older until they receive those new shots.

A DCHD spokesman said that they’re receiving the vaccinations a little later than pharmacies like Kohll’s because they have a different contract with the federal government.

This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.

Digital Director Gina Dvorak contributed to this story.