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Ages 16 and up now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Cars whose drivers were awaiting COVID-19 vaccinations last week at State Farm Stadium.

Registration at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties will open to all Arizonans 16 and older on Wednesday, March 24, according to an announcement by Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

“Our goal has been and remains to get vaccine into the community as quickly, widely, and equitably as possible,” Ducey said in a statement. “Given a thorough review of vaccination data, anticipated vaccine supply, and current demand among prioritized groups, now is the time to take this critical next step.”

The change applies to appointments still available this week at state sites in Maricopa and Pima counties.

ADHS now opens appointments at 11 a.m. each Friday for State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona State University’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Tempe, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, the University of Arizona in central Tucson, and, as of this Friday, Yuma Civic Center in Yuma County.

As of this morning, Arizona has administered 2,904,159 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 1,831,456 individuals, including 1,136,413 who are fully vaccinated. As of Monday morning, there were more than 58,000 appointments still available from Friday’s release.

State sites complement county vaccination programs and the growing availability of vaccine at pharmacies and federally qualified health centers participating in federal vaccination programs. Sites using the Pfizer vaccine, including those run by the state, can vaccinate those 16 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines, which are allocated to counties, are approved for those 18 and older.

Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine. Those without computer access or needing extra help registering can call 1-844-542-8201 to be connected with someone who can assist. Use the patient portal at podvaccine.azdhs.gov to make an appointment for a relative.

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