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Arizona to open new vaccine appointments on Fridays

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The Arizona Department of Health Services announced March 17 it will make COVID-19 vaccination appointments available each Friday for the following week in an effort to make it easier for Arizonans to register for appointments at state mass-vaccination sites.

At 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, additional appointments will be available for Monday, March 22, through Sunday, March 28, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona State University’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Chandler-Gilbert Community College in the Southeast Valley and the University of Arizona campus in central Tucson, according to a news release.

“Arizonans are eager to get the vaccine, and we are working to quickly expand access to appointments to meet that demand,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a prepared statement. “The additional appointments will get more Arizonans vaccinated, while helping to protect our communities and taking us one step closer to normalcy. Thank you to ADHS, healthcare professionals and volunteers working at vaccination sites across the state.”

Prioritized individuals — currently those 55 and older — can register for vaccination at state sites and many others by visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov or by calling 1-844-542-8201 to be connected with someone who can assist.

Throughout the week, ADHS will make some additional appointments available due to cancellations and no-shows at state sites, the release stated. These 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.

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.

Each Wednesday, ADHS will announce on Twitter (twitter.com/AZDHS) and Facebook (facebook.com/AZDHS) the approximate number of appointments that will be available at each site. Here is the information on first-dose appointments available next week:

  • State Farm Stadium: approximately 37,000 appointments
  • ASU Phoenix Municipal Stadium: approximately 16,000 appointments
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College: approximately 14,000 appointments
  • University of Arizona: approximately 12,000 appointments

There are now 1,033,008 Arizonans, about one in seven residents, who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the release stated. More than 2.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 1,663,876 individuals.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination, visit azdhs.gov/COVID19Vaccines.

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