Just three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona has already eclipsed the 400,000 mark. More than 63,000 doses were administered at the state’s first 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium.
To date, Arizona has administered 412,320 COVID-19 vaccine doses to 343,264 individuals, including 61,945 who have received both doses.
ADHS requested an ongoing 300,000 additional doses weekly from the federal government . However, the request was denied, and the state, counties and tribal governments were only able to order 169,000 doses.
The State Farm Stadium vaccination site, which opened on Jan. 11, is operated by ADHS and partners including the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State University, Walgreens, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, American Medical Response (AMR), and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
ADHS will launch a new additional state vaccine site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, near Tempe, on Monday, Feb. 1, to further expand appointment availability. Registration for appointments at this new location began Tuesday, Jan. 19. All appointments at the two state-run sites are booked through February, though appointments have been reserved for those vaccinated at a state-run site to receive second doses.
Groups prioritized to date include: frontline healthcare workers, emergency services workers, and residents and staff at long-term care facilities (in Phase 1A); and protective services workers; K-12, university, and community college educators; childcare workers; and adults 65 and older (prioritized Phase 1B). Each county’s current vaccine phase(link is external) is listed on the ADHS website, which is updated daily.
In addition to the state-run sites, Governor Doug Ducey and ADHS have announced more ways that Arizona is dramatically expanding vaccine site capacity:
There are over 400 vaccination sites statewide that have received vaccine, including 45 Community Health Centers.
County health departments across the state are also working to expand appointment availability at their sites.