Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages state residents to sign up to be notified when they’re eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  registration portal.

The registration process begins with a short questionnaire asking for:

  • Demographic details
  • Medical history
  • COVID-19 history
  • Contact information

Due to limited supply, the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with state health departments. DHHS will use the information provided through the questionnaire to notify residents when they are eligible to schedule their vaccine appointments based on their assigned phase.

Visit Vaccinate.NE.Gov for more information. If you have questions about the vaccine or unsure if you should receive it, please talk to your primary care doctor.

Why vaccination matters

“The vaccine brings hope to our communities and provides an opportunity, in addition to hand washing, masking and social distancing, for us to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Debra Esser, BCBSNE chief medical officer, said. “I encourage all eligible Nebraskans to receive their vaccine to protect their health and the health of those most vulnerable.”

Resources for BCBSNE members

  • Coverage information: For up-to-date information on coverage for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination, read: “How BCBSNE is responding to the coronavirus pandemic —and what you need to know.”
  • Mental health resources: The pandemic and its challenges have led to an increase in stress and anxiety for many people, according to the CDC. BCBSNE has free health coaching available to help members with stress management. Learn more about the program. Note that telehealth is also an option for mental health care. Check your plan documents or call customer service at the number on the back of your member ID card for more information on mental health benefits.
  • Learn more: To find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and additional resources, visit the CDC website.

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