Vaccine Info

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Since the COVID-19 vaccine is currently in limited supply, health officials are using a phased approach. The next Phase is 1B, including those 65 and older, and 18 and older who are at high-risk (see medical conditions here). More people will be able to get vaccinated as supply increases. 

If you've already registered in your county, you do not need to also complete the state registration.

However, those 18-65 with high risk medical conditions should re-register by clicking the button below to ensure proper prioritization.

Christie Hinrichs
Christie Hinrichs

Connecting with you to share the latest news as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Tabitha. With vaccines underway, we are cautiously optimistic!

We’re pleased to report 93% of Tabitha Residents are fully vaccinated and 68% of staff (across all campuses) are on track to be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. Second doses (for those who've only received the first) are slated for Feb. 8 at Main and Williamsburg Campuses and Feb. 10 at Crete Campus. 

Tabitha is anxious to learn of changes that may be implemented as vaccination progresses. However, until we receive further guidance from governmental health agencies, all COVID-19 protocols will remain in place. It is safe to say that this next phase will take some time, and screening along with mask usage will continue throughout 2021.

Tabitha’s COVID-19 unit, located at Main Campus, has successfully supported local hospitals, assisting them with patients who are recovering from COVID-19 and stands ready to do so. With holiday gatherings complete, we do expect a surge in positive cases.

The vaccination process is a step in the right direction. We value your support and patience and will keep you posted as we receive more direction.

Inspire(d),

Christie Hinrichs

Christie Hinrichs
President & CEO



Learn about the vaccine from a local expert and pulmonologist, Dr. Kevin Reichmuth, who also serves as Tabitha Hospice Medical Director.

Vaccination Clinics for Tabitha Living Community Residents

Tabitha Nursing & Rehabiliation Center and GracePointe Assisted Living & Memory Care Suites

Clinic 3: February 8, 7:30-9 a.m., TNRC LifeQuest Conference Room

  • 2nd DOSE for ALL who received 1st DOSE in Clinic 2

NOTE:

  • Short-Stay Residents who discharge between first and second dose will be called by Social Services to return to complete their vaccination at the next Clinic

Tabitha at Williamsburg

Clinic 3: February 8, 1-2:30 p.m., Seagren Basement

  • Administer 2nd dose to ALL receiving 1st dose in clinic 2

Tabitha in Crete

Clinic 3: February 10, Time TBD, TIC Multipurpose Room

  • Administer 2nd dose to ALL receiving 1st dose in clinic 2

Tabitha in Crete—The Gardens

Clinic 3: February 10, Time TBD, TIC Multipurpose Room

  • Administer 2nd dose to ALL receiving 1st dose in clinic 2

All Residents will be vaccinated in their rooms/suites.

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Tabitha welcomes Melissa Murphy as community outreach and engagement coordinator, providing resources to help meet the needs of seniors and families in Kearney and surrounding areas. Learn more.

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s longstanding Meals on Wheels program. This year, donations will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Susie Egr to Vice President, Business Development, to oversee business growth, development goals, community partnerships and market expansion opportunities for all Tabitha service lines. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Karen Cheesman, CBSW, to administrator of Tabitha Hospice. to provide oversight of all nursing and administrative staff throughout Tabitha’s 27-county service area. Learn more.

To have a good partnership with your doctor, it is important to talk about uncomfortable subjects, like recent falls, memory loss or prolonged grieving. Read more.

Tabitha made the top 5 in 7 categories for Lincoln's Choice Awards. Please vote daily through Sunday, Feb. 28 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Physical Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit, Senior Living Community and more.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of support groups. Learn more.

Please vote Tabitha through Feb. 14, 2021, for Best of Otoe County in the hospice and home health category and more.

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A group of speech-language pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists recently furthered their skills to serve clients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions. Learn more.

Tabitha offers online and in-person community support groups.

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Giving back and spreading the love this holiday season is sure to make your friends, family and loved ones smile.

Lincoln Quilters Guild donated 560 placemats to Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients. In addition, the Lincoln Covid Sewists made and donated 500 cloth face masks to be gifted with the placemats.

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