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FACT FINDERS: How many COVID-19 vaccine doses will Arizona get this week?

Updated: Jan. 6, 2021 at 7:40 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Some counties in Arizona are starting to give out the second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

With that, the state is supposed to be getting a lot more doses.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services said our first batch of the vaccine totaled 314,750 doses and the second doses would be sent when it was time to administer them.

The state said not all of the 314,750 second doses will arrive at once. They will come as the first batch did, over several weeks based on allocations.

Holly Poynter with ADHS said more than 100,000 doses could arrive this week, but less than half are for second doses.

“We expect approximately 140,000 doses to arrive this week, of which around 60,000 will be second doses,” Poynter said. “Initially, vaccinator sites must be able to receive a minimum of 975 Pfizer doses per order and/or a minimum of 100 Moderna doses per order.”

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