CDC grants $65 million to Arizona for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

CDC grants $65 million to Arizona for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Arizona will soon have more money to aid in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Friday, Jan. 8, Governor Doug Ducey announced the CDC is giving Arizona more than $65 million to help support COVID-19 vaccine clinics and strengthen vaccine confidence and community engagement.

There’s no time to waste. COVID-19 is spreading, our medical professionals are working around the clock, and Arizonans who want the vaccine deserve to get it without delay,” Gov. Ducey said.

According to a news release, the money will be used to help communities that may face difficulties reaching a vaccine site, supporting high vaccination uptake in tribal nations, and more.

To date, 123,862 Arizonans have received the COVID-19 vaccine, with 2,127 fully vaccinated. In total, over 126,000 vaccinations have been administered in Arizona.

Gila and Pinal Counties have moved to phase 1B of vaccine distribution. Several other counties, including Pima, are scheduled to enter phase 1B within the next few days.

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