Vaccine appoints quickly being booked as adults 65+ are now eligible to register

Virus Outbreak-Arizona
Posted at 10:48 AM, Jan 18, 2021

PHOENIX — AS adults 65 and older are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, spots are quickly running out across the state.

As of Tuesday evening, ADHS says State Farm Stadium has just 27,000 vaccine appointments open through the end of February. The first nine days of February are completely booked. Phoenix Municipal Stadium appointments are completely booked through the end of February.

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"Initial appointments are limited based on vaccine supply, with appointments opening up depending on distribution of the vaccine by the federal government," Arizona Department of Health Services said in a press release Monday morning.

Arizona reportedly receives weekly allocations of the vaccine from the federal government, which determines how many vaccine doses the state has and how many appointments can be offered.

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ADHS says the state is working to secure more doses and will continue to offer as many appointments as possible. Community and county vaccination sites are also working to vaccinate as many eligible Arizonans as possible and expand availability.

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 75 and older (prioritized Phase 1B).

Those 75 and older can sign up at other locations including certain pharmacies.

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