PHOENIX — The first coronavirus vaccines have arrived in Arizona, the same day that the first vaccines were administered in the United States.
The first doses arrived Monday morning in Maricopa County, according to health officials.
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ABC15 was inside a Phoenix HonorHealth facility Monday morning as they received the first shipment of vaccinations. Health officials were seen unboxing the vaccines and placing them in freezers for storage.
According to Maricopa County health officials, additional federal guidance for distribution of the vaccine beyond Phase 1A is expected in the coming weeks.
"Once recommendations are made and more is known about vaccine availability, state and local health officials will be able to determine the most effective and equitable way to vaccinate other prioritized groups," the county website says.
See more on the potential phased distribution plans here.