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VIDEO: Gov. Doug Ducey addresses COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona, tours vaccination site

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 17:30:05-05

PHOENIX — The day after the first people in Arizona began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Doug Ducey held a news conference Wednesday to discuss its rollout in our state.

In his briefing. Gov. Ducey urged all Arizonans "to please get the (COVID-19) vaccine when it's available to you."


Ducey's office said he and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ will visit the Vaccine Point of Distribution at the Arizona State Fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon. The site is operated by Banner Health.

His visit to the point of distribution comes two days after the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Maricopa County.

Since its arrival, frontline workers and veterans have been among the first Arizonans to receive the vaccine.

A potential plan for the phased distribution of the vaccine in the Valley has been released by Maricopa County health officials, with the general population set to receive it beginning in Spring 2021.

Earlier in the day, a group of Arizona mayors and doctors called for Gov. Ducey to impose a mask mandate and demand COVID-19 relief as our state's positive cases and COVID-related deaths continue to increase.