More Doctors’ Offices, Clinics Can Offer Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, who received a vaccine along with a number of first responders. [Photo via ADHS]

PHOENIX ‒ The Arizona Department of Health Services is enabling eligible doctors’ offices and other neighborhood healthcare providers to order the Moderna vaccine. This change will allow providers registered with ADHS to order vaccine directly from the CDC without needing an allocation from a county health department.

The change applies to nearly 1,200 providers statewide that are set up to order vaccine through Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). While some providers may have already received a vaccine allocation from their local health departments, this change makes others eligible to receive vaccine for the first time.

ADHS says the Moderna vaccine is ideal for use in doctors’ offices and similar settings because of its less-stringent storage requirements and smaller lot sizes than the Pfizer vaccine.

Beginning Monday, May 3, each registered provider will be able to order up to 200 doses during a two-week period. Larger orders will be permitted for special events. Next week, more than 30,000 doses will be available to healthcare providers and clinics to order.

Not all healthcare providers will be eligible to order COVID-19 vaccine at this time.

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