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ADHS to open new state-run coronavirus vaccination site in the East Valley

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 09:51:36-05

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday that a new state-run vaccination site is expected to open in the East Valley in March.

The health department said the vaccination site will be located at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and will begin operations as a state-run site on Wednesday, March 3.

“We’re committed to making the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to all Arizonans. Keeping this successful vaccination site open and operating is an important step,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona has called on the federal government to provide our state with more vaccine doses. As more supply becomes available, we’ll be ready to administer the vaccine and protect Arizonans.”

ADHS said it will begin to operate as a state-run vaccination site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College after Maricopa County announced it would be closing its current vaccination site at the community college on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Dignity Health is currently managing the site in partnership with Maricopa County and will close its operations after Feb. 27.

ADHS will reopen it four days later.

ADHS said the site will have a similar capacity to State Farm Stadium at 12,000 vaccines per day and it can be operated 24/7.

Due to the current limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to the state, the site will initially be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It will continue to offer the Pfizer vaccine and will also provide second doses to individuals who received their first vaccine at the site.

Appointments for first and second doses will open for registration at 9 a.m. Monday, March 1.

“A region with well more than half of our state’s population will now have three state-run vaccination sites that position Arizona to vaccinate large numbers rapidly as vaccine supplies expand,” said ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ. “Arizona has proven that the state’s nationally recognized model for these vaccination sites is scalable and transferable to other locations. By combining state resources with the support of partners, we can continue getting more doses into the arms of Arizonans.”