Coronavirus vaccination site to open in February at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

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Posted at 6:19 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 14:18:22-05

PHOENIX — A second state COVID-19 vaccination site is opening next month following high demand at the state's first site at State Farm Stadium.

On Feb. 1, Phoenix Municipal Stadium will open as a coronavirus vaccination site. Registration for appointments at the location will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m., according to a media release from Governor Doug Ducey's office.

Phoenix Municipal Stadium, located near the Phoenix Zoo at the corner of Mill Avenue and Priest Drive/Galvin Parkway, will offer daytime appointments based on the availability of the vaccine.

RELATED: Arizona to start vaccinating people 65 and older starting next Tuesday

The news comes as State Farm Stadium continues to see a high number of vaccine registrations, resulting in a fully-booked January at the Glendale site.

More appointments for State Farm Stadium in February will also become available on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. They will also be offering second-dose appointments in addition to the current capacity for first doses, the media release says.

The governor's office says there are over 200 vaccination sites that have received the vaccine in Arizona, including 45 community health centers.

For those still looking to register for a coronavirus vaccine appointment, county health departments are said to be working to expand availability at their sites.

The CDC's Retail Pharmacy Program will add up to 100 pharmacy stores that can administer the vaccine over the next few weeks. Once the program is in full swing, more than 800 Arizona pharmacies will have vaccine availability.

Nearly 190,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Arizona as of Thursday morning, including 17,000 people who have completed both doses.

To register for the vaccine, CLICK HERE, or call 1-844-542-8201 to be connected with someone who can assist.

You can use the online patient portal at the link above to make an appointment for a relative in a prioritized group, such as someone 75 and older.