Nearly 30,000 appointments still available at state COVID-19 vaccination sites
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Think you have missed out on vaccination appointments available this week in Tucson and at state sites elsewhere? Think again.
As of late this morning, nearly 30,000 appointments posted last Friday for all sites were still available to those visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov or calling 844-542-8201. At the University of Arizona site in Tucson, for example, nearly 80% percent of appointments between Tuesday and Sunday remained available this morning.
“Everyone who wants to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has the opportunity to do so simply by going online or dialing our toll-free help line,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). “In addition to vaccine being available in other ways, including more and more pharmacies, using the highly efficient states sites serving Tucson, the Valley, Yuma, and Flagstaff is a convenient way to protect yourselves, your family, and your community.”
Here are appointments available at each site for those 16 and older:
- University of Arizona (Tucson): approximately 4,600
- Yuma Civic Center (Yuma): approximately 2,300
- State Farm Stadium (Glendale, closing Friday): approximately 2,000
- Gila River Arena (Glendale, starting Friday): approximately 1,700
- Arizona State University’s Desert Financial Arena (Tempe): approximately 100
- Dexcom Drive-thru (Southeast Valley): approximately 7,800
- WestWorld (Scottsdale): approximately 4,600
- Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse (Flagstaff): approximately 5,000
Throughout the week, ADHS will make some additional appointments available due to cancellations and no-shows at state sites. These also are available by visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov or calling 1-844-542-8201. Hours of operation for the call center are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, seven days a week. Both resources offer assistance in English and Spanish.
Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona, including pharmacies, Federally Qualified Health Centers, pop-up events in specific communities, and healthcare providers offering vaccination, can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine. State sites offer the Pfizer vaccine, which is available to those age 16 and older. Other sites may offer the Moderna vaccine which is approved for those 18 and older.
There are now 1,926,181 Arizonans ‒ approximately one in three eligible residents ‒ who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Almost 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 2,736,235 individuals.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination, please visit azdhs.gov/COVID19Vaccines.
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