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Maricopa Co. says current supply of vaccine is allocated, expects more next week

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 20:02:26-05

Maricopa County officials tweeted Tuesday saying all of its current COVID-19 vaccine supply has been administered or allocated to their PODS (regional vaccination sites) but they are expected to receive more vaccines next week from the state.

This comes as the Arizona Department of Health Services continues to push the community to schedule their vaccination appointments.

Officials say there are currently eight pharmacies in Maricopa County currently offering a limited number of appointments for adults 75 years and older.

Vaccination of people ages 65-74 is only available at state-operated POD locations (State Farm and Phoenix Municipal Stadium).

With the current high demand for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, many have been facing problems when dealing with the Arizona Department of Health Services' (AZDHS) website.

Although they are aware of the technical problems the AZDHS website is facing, health officials are still encouraging the community to keep trying to schedule their vaccination appointments.

Maricopa County officials say Public Health is working with its partners to offer more appointment times and locations as additional vaccine becomes available. Eventually, vaccines will be widely available in more convenient places like your neighborhood pharmacy or your primary care doctor, but it will take time.

You can find more information on their website.