The COVID-19 vaccination campaigns started off in December, 2020 and started off by inoculating the healthcare workers who are at the maximum risk of contracting the disease. After the health workers, the campaign is being extended to the general public as well after it inoculated senior citizens and people with pre-existing conditions. Arizona is one such state in the United States that has announced that all the citizens of Arizona will be eligible for vaccination from March 24, 2021.
So people who are above 16 years old will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination but that will only be for the state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites at Pima, Maricopa and Yuma countries. The announcement was made by governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Ducey in his announcement said that their goal is to get the vaccine to the community as quickly and widely as possible. The governor also said that the decision was taken after a thorough review of the vaccination data and the expected vaccine supply along with the current demand amidst the prioritized group.
As of March 22, 2021 Arizona has managed to administer more than 2.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and has fully vaccinated more than 1.1 million people. Dr. Cara Christ, the director at the Arizona Department of Health Services said that they are expecting more vaccines to reach Arizona in the month of April, 2021 and that will help them to expand the prioritization. Christ added that they have been flexible and nimble throughout and have also expanded the availability of the state sites so that large number of people could be vaccinated at a faster pace.
The Arizona Department of Health Services opens appointments at 11 am every Friday for the sites at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Tempe of Arizona State University. and the University of the state in central Tuscan.
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