COVID-19 vaccine rollout across Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – The latest on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Arizona.

NEWS FROM THURSDAY, FEB. 25

More than 633,000 Maricopa County adult residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose of #COVID19 vaccine. This represents an increase of 100,000 people vaccinated since last week, and includes nearly 260,000 residents who have received two doses of vaccine. pic.twitter.com/XIslhA4dPd

— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) February 25, 2021

None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the US use the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever, this is normal & a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus. Learn More: https://t.co/qLbC95ddud pic.twitter.com/E8a8zaWOIK

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 25, 2021

TONIGHT: Dr. Anthony Fauci answers coronavirus vaccine questions as part of “A Shot of Hope,” a CBSN special about the status of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the struggle of returning to work and school, and trust issues in how it’s all being addressed https://t.co/eLnRwzfyqq pic.twitter.com/JpgZLzTppy

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 25, 2021

NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24

TCC VACCINE POD INFO: Tomorrow, 2/25, we are by appointment only and the schedule is packed! Please come no more than 15 minutes early for your appointment. There is no need to come earlier than that. Coming super early means you wait longer and it takes up more of your time. pic.twitter.com/40KCHv5gW3

— City of Tucson (@cityoftucson) February 25, 2021

Here are a few tips in order to mask in the most efficient way:
✔️ Use a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric
✔️ Wear one disposable mask underneath a cloth mask
✔️ The outer mask should push down the edges of the inner mask against your face pic.twitter.com/K9B8JJG6C2

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 24, 2021

“I’m delighted to receive the second dose of the vaccine, to show our communities of faith that the vaccine is safe & encourage those to receive their shot once they are able.” – Dr. Benjamin Thomas, Senior Pastor, Tanner AME Chapel. Find vaccine info at https://t.co/TuuRlRhgnJ. pic.twitter.com/KATgQ8jqwz

— Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith & Family (@AZGOYFF) February 24, 2021

Please understand that the Moderna vaccine allocated to the Florence site is a county allocation.

Therefore you MUST live or work in Pinal County to schedule an appointment at the Florence Library location.

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 24, 2021

We have received shipments of Moderna and have opened the Florence library site for appointments.https://t.co/DPpnvUhSiV

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 24, 2021

NEWS FROM TUESDAY, FEB. 23

The Navajo Nation has surpassed its goal of administering 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines by the end of February, a figure that represents over half of its residents. Our work to increase supply, increase places to get vaccinated, and increase vaccinators is making a difference.

— White House COVID-19 Response Team (@WHCOVIDResponse) February 24, 2021

📌Mark your calendar! Upcoming Facebook LIVE this Thursday, February 23rd, at 4 PM with Health Director Janelle Linn and Emergency Manager Catrina Jenkins discussing Points of Distribution (PODs).
📲 Log on and join in! pic.twitter.com/GSqePBeShC

— Navajo County (@NavajoCountyAZ) February 23, 2021

#COVID19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the US do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Having symptoms like fever after you get a #vaccine is normal and a sign your immune system is learning to fight the virus. Learn more: https://t.co/4v4dsZPIa7

— Office of the U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) February 23, 2021

✨ATTENTION FREDONIA RESIDENTS✨
COVID-19 vaccines are available by appt only on Monday, March 1. Call (928) 645-5113 by Friday, Feb 26 at 12 p.m. to schedule! Eligible populations are those in Phase 1a and 1b. More info on eligibility can be found here: https://t.co/sun5NpzMq0 pic.twitter.com/STUgVAQUUv

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 23, 2021

NEWS FROM MONDAY, FEB. 22

The delayed COVID-19 vaccine shipment has been delivered and we will begin first-dose vaccinations again on Wed, Feb. 24. We have added 200 appointments for Wed. at the Fort Tuthill site which you can book at https://t.co/IoDu0eP5j4

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 22, 2021

Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make COVID-19 vaccines available. Safety is considered before any vaccine is recommended for use. Learn more about how CDC and its partners are ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines: https://t.co/kTsw7SuGx0 pic.twitter.com/n7V7LRsmtD

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 22, 2021

The vaccination POD has begun expanding its capacity. Starting today, the university POD will be open every day, including weekends, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. #UAZWeeklyBrief

— #BearDownMaskUp (@uarizona) February 22, 2021

NEW: We’re announcing a state-operated #COVID19 vaccination site in the Phoenix metropolitan area’s East Valley. @AZDHS 1/

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 22, 2021

NEWS FROM SUNDAY, FEB. 21

NEWS FROM FRIDAY, FEB. 19

Due to winter storms at transportation hubs, vaccine delivery to Pinal County continues to be delayed. Therefore no new vaccine appointments are being scheduled at this time.

Please keep your existing appointment if you have not been notified that it has been canceled.

— Pinal County AZ 🌵 (@PinalCounty) February 19, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccination Event sponsored by Encompass Health Services scheduled for Monday, February 22 in Fredonia, AZ has been canceled due to the ongoing delay in vaccine shipments. Those with appointments will be contacted with information regarding rescheduling.

— Coconino County Health and Human Services (@CoconinoHHS) February 19, 2021

NEWS FROM THURSDAY, FEB. 18

❗️Important Update Below❗️
Due to Continued Shipping Delays, Coconino County Forced to Cancel Saturday First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments. More information at https://t.co/s8ReYCewO0

— Coconino County Health and Human Services (@CoconinoHHS) February 19, 2021

ALERT! All appointments scheduled for tomorrow, 2/19, at TCC Vaccine POD are being rescheduled into next week as we will be OUT OF VACCINE due to the major storms! We are matching up your currently scheduled time with a new day next week. (1 of 2) pic.twitter.com/qE9Q3CBuur

— City of Tucson (@cityoftucson) February 18, 2021

Vaccine delivery remains delayed, some appointments postponed. This currently only impacts appointments at:
– Tucson Medical Center, beginning 2/18, for some 2nd dose appointments;
– Tucson Convention Center, beginning 2/19;
– Banner South, beginning 2/19https://t.co/uwVwoXeh2I pic.twitter.com/tNmkBbqoDv

— Pima County Health (@pchd) February 19, 2021

ATTENTION FREDONIA RESIDENTS
COVID-19 vaccines are available by appt only on Monday, Feb. 22 from 10 am- 3 pm Call (928) 645-5113 by Friday, February 19 at 12 pm to schedule! Eligible populations are those in Phase 1a and 1b. More info on eligibility here: https://t.co/sun5Npibys pic.twitter.com/U6qfEGg511

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 18, 2021

WATCH LIVE: @AZDHS Director Dr. Cara Christ, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire discuss the newest state #COVID19 vaccination site at the University of Arizona. https://t.co/oRBGyihKVM

— #BearDownMaskUp (@uarizona) February 18, 2021

As of this time, no vaccine has arrived in Pinal County due to snowstorms in transportation hubs.

If you had a vaccine appointment scheduled for Friday, please keep it unless you have been notified by the healthcare agency where you scheduled that your appointment is canceled.

— Pinal County AZ 🌵 (@PinalCounty) February 18, 2021

Thank you to our Health Services Committee Co-Chairs, @drcarachrist and Dr. Cecilia Rosales, for your efforts in promoting the vaccination program in Arizona as a model to our Sonora counterparts. A true display of binational collaboration. 🇺🇸🇲🇽 https://t.co/FfDs6GoBIN

— Arizona-Mexico Commission (@AzMxCom) February 18, 2021

NEW: Arizona reached another major milestone today. More than 1 million people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona – with more than 1.3 million doses administered so far! pic.twitter.com/rUPrzxEDI5

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 18, 2021

NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17

Have you received your first COVID-19 vaccine dose? Don’t forget to get your second! The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after the first, and the Pfizer shot requires a second dose 21 days later for full protection. More Info: https://t.co/ymdvSJnYYt / 928-679-7300 pic.twitter.com/VR4P3cSc3Y

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 17, 2021

Updates on February 17, 2021:

We are awaiting vaccine shipments that are still delayed due to the storms at airports where they are in transit. No information has been provided regarding when shipments will arrive.

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 17, 2021

Join us today on Facebook Live at 1 p.m. where we will answer questions about how the COVID-19 vaccine works and how it can protect our community.

👋 Hope to see you then!

Can’t join live? You can watch the recording any time on our Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/COo6n32Qk1

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 17, 2021

The Pima County Health Department announced yesterday that pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination appointments will expand at County-supported sites to people over 65 beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 18. https://t.co/XmI06rdofR

— Town of Marana (@townofmarana) February 17, 2021

NEWS FROM TUESDAY, FEB. 16

Our #COVID19 vaccine location at the Florence Library is not open as vaccine shipments for this location have not yet arrived. We were informed shipping may be further delayed due to poor weather.

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 16, 2021

JUST IN: According to @budfoster, #PimaCounty will start vaccinating 65 and up on Thursday. That is the same day the UArizona site becomes state-run.

— Angelica Carrillo (@acarrillonews) February 16, 2021

At this time, all of the nearly 12,000 #COVID19 vaccination appointments at the University of Arizona have been filled. For more information about available appointments, please visit https://t.co/y82cI1fvFc

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) February 16, 2021

.⁦@Maricopahealth⁩ just went live with this appointment scheduler under the new federal pharmacy program.

Bypasses the complex ⁦@AZDHS⁩ appointment system & allocation decisions!

Appts available at Frys, Safeway, Walgreens. All Moderna. https://t.co/aEguwHMGDc

— Will Humble (@willhumble_az) February 16, 2021

NEWS FROM MONDAY, FEB. 15

Happy Presidents’ Day! Let us take today to appreciate our presidents, those current and former.

Coconino County administrative offices are closed in observance. The COVID-19 testing sites at CCC and NAU remain open. The vaccination site at Fort Tuthill is also operating. pic.twitter.com/bi4Rg2q1LX

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 15, 2021

NEWS FROM SUNDAY, FEB. 14

NEWS FROM THURSDAY, FEB. 11

The pharmacies listed on the Pinal COVID #Vaccine location webpage are now receiving federal allocations of vaccine shipped directly to them.

Please try the pharmacy websites for any open appointments: https://t.co/DPpnvUhSiV

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 11, 2021

NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10

We are seeing multiple appointments booked for one person on the same day or different days – as many as 7 for the same person.

This also does not allow for accurate scheduling of vaccine doses which are carefully counted with a certain number of doses per vial. pic.twitter.com/x18JitaOZG

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 11, 2021

190 appointments are available for the Ft Tuthill vaccination site with appointments today – Fri. Follow this link and click SPECIAL REGISTRATION – Fort Tuthill, Flagstaff First Dose 2/10- 2/12: https://t.co/xJOFsmPzC6 If you are 65 years and older or need help call 928-679-7300.

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 10, 2021

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is offering a vaccine Blitz on February 12th and 13th. This event will be held from 8:00am – 4:00pm at the Tuba City High School Pavilion. Please see the graphic below for more information or visit https://t.co/McNeQSaC6U pic.twitter.com/1jXCWmIUDy

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 10, 2021

We’ve reached a major milestone with our one millionth dose. The dedication and hard work of many made this accomplishment possible. Nurses, doctors, health technicians, support staff, volunteers — to each and every one of you, thank you. 1/ pic.twitter.com/MiOXmowY2X

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 10, 2021

At this time, all Public Health vaccination sites are fully booked.

If you scheduled a vaccination appointment with Public Health, please fill out and print this form to bring to your scheduled appointment:https://t.co/TkJM9tzV46
This will help speed up the process. Thank you

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 10, 2021

NEWS FROM TUESDAY, FEB. 9

Pinal County Public Health has opened a County vaccination POD at the Florence Library.

Appointments are available Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm -6:30pm.

To find an appointment please visit our website at:https://t.co/DPpnvUhSiV

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 10, 2021

TCC Vaccine POD has filled all available appointments through Thursday this week. Due to reductions in vaccine availability over the next week/s, we will not be making future appointments for eligible walk-ins over the next two days. We will post when this changes. pic.twitter.com/FnaVMXolkd

— City of Tucson (@cityoftucson) February 10, 2021

Thank you to the Pinal County Public Health Department @pinalhealth for their tireless work throughout this pandemic (1st Pinal County case on March 6, 2020), and their continuous efforts to get vaccines to those who need them most across @PinalCounty https://t.co/MfAUmHPH3t

— Pinal County AZ 🌵 (@PinalCounty) February 9, 2021

Great news @PinalCounty has gotten all of the teachers in the @Florenceusd vaccinated! In person learning is on the way. They were able to vaccinate 120 teachers this past Friday/Saturday. Thank you @9thFloorAZ and @dougducey for your help in accomplishing this.

— David Cook (@RepDavidCook) February 9, 2021

Greatly appreciate the @POTUS and @VP taking time today to tour AZ’s @StateFarmStdm vaccination site.

Medical professionals, @AZNationalGuard members and volunteers work hard to vaccinate Arizonans & run the site, & I’m happy to see their hard work noticed by the administration.

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 8, 2021

It took almost a year to reach 100K positive COVID-19 cases, but only 43 days to get 100K people vaccinated. Hope is on the horizon. Don’t let your guard down. Wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home when sick. And when your turn comes, #DontMissYourShot💉 pic.twitter.com/NgIJptu2V1

— Pima County Health (@pchd) February 8, 2021

Pinal County vaccine teams including community partners are including persons age 65 plus to the 1B-1 early vaccination group.

Currently, we are ONLY vaccinating 1A and 1B-1 groups.

Our public health clinics have some appointments available this week. pic.twitter.com/Xu6WGNHQRU

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 8, 2021

TCC Vaccine POD has a full schedule of appointments tomorrow and Tuesday this week. Eligible walk-ins may be scheduled for a future appointment.

We are vaccinating age 70+, Protective Service Occupations, K-12/Higher Educators and childcare providers. https://t.co/FXK6MumJM9 pic.twitter.com/zC9OuazVmK

— City of Tucson (@cityoftucson) February 8, 2021

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!
🏈 This year, your safest bet is to watch at home with your household.
🏈 Make sure food is stored and cooked properly.
🏈 Don’t drive impaired.
🏈 If you do go out, wear a mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands often. pic.twitter.com/WObEBSAdmh

— Pima County Health (@pchd) February 7, 2021

In less than four weeks, 146,709 #COVID19 vaccine doses have been administered at the @StateFarmStdm vaccination site. In total, 822,821 doses have been administered across the state.

We’re ready to scale up, but we need more doses from our federal partners. pic.twitter.com/QE9ZAS2kuo

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 5, 2021

Our assistance line for non-Banner COVID-19 vaccination registration has new hours! The line – 520-222-0119 – will be staffed Monday – Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. effective immediately.

You can find answers to many questions on https://t.co/499UM9jRQ2 as well. pic.twitter.com/RzLrx8okxw

— Pima County Health (@pchd) February 5, 2021

Sun Life Family Health Center in Casa Grande Main Location on Arizola is opening up for vaccines tomorrow (Saturday) 2/06/21

Call (520) 836-3446, select COVID option 1 to make your appointment.

Location: 865 N Arizola Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122https://t.co/DPpnvUhSiV

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 5, 2021

200 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments open at noon today for the week of Feb. 8 – 12 at the Fort Tuthill vaccination site. Those interested should go to https://t.co/fbT00klH3o and navigate to the SPECIAL REGISTRATION – Fort Tuthill, Flagstaff, First Dose link. pic.twitter.com/DDyfteWEOF

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 5, 2021

If you’re 70+ and plan to go to the TCC today, it is booked with appointments through this afternoon. People in line are able to register for an appointment later today or for next week.

— Pima County Health (@pchd) February 5, 2021

NEWS FROM THURSDAY, FEB. 4

The #COVID19AZ update for February 4 includes details on our 250,000 dose milestone, information on vaccine eligibility & appointments, how we avoid vaccine waste, how much vaccine is needed for current phases, an update on #COVID19 spread in AZ, and more: https://t.co/6Z0ffgXqYU

— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) February 5, 2021

We have created a new video showing the updates made to the Vaccine Registration System and scheduler. Please review the video for a step-by-step guide to using this application. https://t.co/xaIe0hm9U9

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) February 4, 2021

There’s a public impression that “anyone” can walk up at the TCC site and get vaccinated. This is inaccurate and based on a couple of things: 1. not enough people in the eligible groups selecting the site 2. leftover doses at the end of the day. Read more: https://t.co/1c8Wa3ce4Q pic.twitter.com/zLq4PrO4Tj

— Pima County Health (@pchd) February 4, 2021

NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3

Coconino County continues to be busy at our COVID-19 vaccination site! We asked some of the many healthcare workers, teachers, and other qualified individuals about how they are feeling as they get their vaccine.

“I feel…”
🔘Hopeful
🔘Relieved
🔘Very Grateful
🔘Ready pic.twitter.com/PRLyI9T5ew

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 3, 2021

The additional #COVID19 appointments added to the system at 9 a.m. today have been booked. All 21,000 appointments were booked within 39 minutes. More appointments will be added as more vaccine becomes available. pic.twitter.com/lGNa2KdEK8

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) February 3, 2021

Join us today at 11 a.m. for another COVID-19 vaccination update on Facebook Live. We will discuss the ways we are expanding capacity and advocating for additional vaccine doses for Coconino County.

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) February 3, 2021

NEWS FROM TUESDAY, FEB. 2

The #COVID19 vaccine is a precious and limited resource — that any doses would be wasted is shocking and unacceptable. This has not and will not happen at any state-run sites, and local leaders must prevent it from ever happening again at any county-run site. https://t.co/MzLZZzg645

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 2, 2021

TOMORROW: @AZDHS is opening up registration for 21,000 more #COVID19 vaccination appointments. Arizona acted quickly to ensure these vaccine doses will go to Arizonans with urgency, rather than sitting in a freezer. 1/

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 2, 2021

With regard to COVID Vaccine Updates:

First, an update on the federal pharmacy partnership programs of Walgreens and CVS with our long term care facilities (LTCF): A total of three clinic visits to each LTCF are required by the vaccinators from the federal pharmacy program. pic.twitter.com/EXEQSbaZHb

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) February 2, 2021

If you were vaxxed at Chandler or Goodyear before 1/21 and:
👉did not get an email for a 2nd dose event yet; or
👉got a 2nd dose invite & scheduled, but others who used that same email can’t access appts.;
📢Please let us know so we can help. Go to https://t.co/jU3MROhmuu pic.twitter.com/hXUJYtUU2X

— Public Health (@Maricopahealth) February 2, 2021

Our nurses, doctors and medical professionals have worked around the clock to get Arizonans vaccinated. I’m grateful for their dedication to protecting our communities. Great work, @PGuptaMD! https://t.co/fvBcmjcFY0

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 1, 2021

NEWS FROM SUNDAY, JAN. 31

We can all agree: vaccines don’t do any good sitting in a freezer. 

We’ve opened two state-run sites to ramp up distribution. We can get more Arizonans vaccinated, but we need more doses from our federal partners. @CNNSotu @DanaBashCNN pic.twitter.com/i6f3YIo31z

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) January 31, 2021

NEWS FROM FRIDAY, JAN. 29

In 43 days, we stood up 5 vaccination centers and ramped up our capacity to vaccinate up to 10,000 people per day. We’re still a ways off before we can say everyone who wanted a vaccine got one, but we’re making daily strides in the right direction. Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/MjhnCPJAcl

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 29, 2021

The Banner vaccination site at Kino has changed its opening hour of operation from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. beginning Monday, Feb. 1. For rescheduling details for patients who had scheduled appointments for first/second doses between 8-9 a.m., read more: https://t.co/8EO1KY17vh pic.twitter.com/ucAPHExUkC

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 29, 2021

Due to the inclement weather expected this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 29, the Kino COVID-19 vaccination site is advising those scheduled with later appointments today to come in early before an expected storm this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/a3FNA91YZ3

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 29, 2021

While getting COVID19 may offer some natural protection, the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you without having to be sick. Learn more: https://t.co/SJeF97pCKa pic.twitter.com/rpkyjv6FVt

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) January 29, 2021

Sun Life Family Health Center in Casa Grande Main Location on Arizola is opening up for 300 vaccines for tomorrow (Saturday). Call 520-836-3446, select COVID option to make your appointment.
Location: 865 N Arizola Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 Casa Grande https://t.co/DPpnvUhSiV

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 29, 2021

NEWS FROM THURSDAY, JAN. 28

There are 21 county locations administering #COVID19 vaccine, 2 state locations and 7 federal pharmacy locations. Other than the two state locations in Maricopa County, the county locations were all fully booked as of this afternoon due to limited vaccine supply. pic.twitter.com/VM2fLh0Zxm

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 29, 2021

New guidance from @CDCFlu states that people should not receive #flu and #COVID-19 vaccines at the same time. COVID-19 vaccines should be administered alone, with a minimum 14 days before or after administration of any vaccines, including flu. Read more: https://t.co/qRnGVkekBg

— Families Fighting Flu (@famfightflu) January 28, 2021

Side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine are normal signs your body is building protection. Side effects may even feel like flu and might affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more: https://t.co/VQWX5UV5WD pic.twitter.com/RlgfXldo7d

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) January 28, 2021

NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27

Through Jan. 26, we’ve given 86,479 vaccinations in Pima County, a daily increase of 6,905. A weekly allotment of 29,100 doses arrived today, but we can vaccinate more than that and hope we can get a bigger allotment from the state. More: https://t.co/rpoe9RMUMG pic.twitter.com/lhtOu7ZJu6

— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) January 27, 2021

About one out of every 10 Pima County residents have been affected by this disease. We have seen about 1,600 deaths as well. Dr. Cullen is hopefully optimistic that we are starting to see the case numbers plateau. https://t.co/2u5CsGslsD

— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) January 27, 2021

As we receive vaccines, distribution to thousands across the county is a challenging process. We do not have enough vaccine doses to meet the high demands of Coconino and are waiting for a dependable amount of vaccine before we can allow appointments. https://t.co/ymdvSJnYYt. pic.twitter.com/2nnyAabxE3

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) January 27, 2021

NEWS FROM TUESDAY, JAN. 26

The vaccine centers at Kino and at Banner UMC North both will open at 9 am Wednesday, Jan. 27, instead of at 7:30 am, due to weather. All patients who were to receive their vaccines between 7:30 – 9 am will be rescheduled to tomorrow afternoon or at their earliest convenience. pic.twitter.com/j4BI43z1dk

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 26, 2021

As of today, @pimaarizona has administered 79,574 vaccines. The state has administered 79,112 at its two sites, both in Maricopa County. We urgently need equitable distribution of vaccine supply in AZ. We are ready to put more vaccines in arms, we just need the supply. @AZDHS pic.twitter.com/8Hsw39l0Bx

— Dr. Matt Heinz (@mattheinzmd) January 26, 2021

Vaccinating long-term care facility residents will help save the lives of those who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19. Track the rollout of the vaccine in these facilities across the country, including vaccination numbers in your state: https://t.co/AuHcsRXbQ5. pic.twitter.com/bvgUvaPFpn

— CDC (@CDCgov) January 26, 2021

Coconino County will only administer COVID-19 vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which currently includes the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. There are similarities and differences between the two. Vaccine supply is very limited. pic.twitter.com/tMeZLMM4TE

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) January 26, 2021

❄ The COVID-19 testing site at @CoconinoCC on Lone Tree will be CLOSED today.

❄ If you had an appointment for a COVID-19 test today at this location, please go to https://t.co/d9y0UznudG to reschedule.

❄ The testing location at the @NAU Fieldhouse will remain open.

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) January 26, 2021

Our POD locations are open today for scheduled appointments. If your appt was cancelled due to weather yesterday, please return today if possible w/ your scheduled appt. confirmation. For updates, please visit https://t.co/O07kgtuI0c

— Public Health (@Maricopahealth) January 26, 2021

NEWS FROM MONDAY, JAN. 25

The Vaccine Center at the Kino Sports Complex has closed early today due to inclement weather. More than 160 people will need to be rescheduled. All patients who were to receive their vaccine at this site this afternoon will receive a phone call today to reschedule. pic.twitter.com/V4KK9KpbiX

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 26, 2021

If you received a link to register for a second #COVID19 vaccine dose at @StateFarmStdm, these images show the steps:
– Change date to February and you’ll see the private event that includes “Glendale Dose 2.” If you don’t, you won’t see the event.
– Search every date, make appt. pic.twitter.com/EXjfNHgaUL

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 25, 2021

I’m truly inspired by the dedication shown by the #volunteers at State Farm Stadium, working through the rain & cold weather. As we are nearing 74,000 administered vaccines at @StateFarmStdm, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of them. pic.twitter.com/RNPn7hffOy

— Pam Kehaly (@PamKehaly) January 25, 2021

Our #COVID19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium is back in operation after pause due to severe weather. If you had to leave during the delay, we’ll honor your appointment throughout the week. Thanks for your patience.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 25, 2021

“Today we’re validating the skills of our latest class of 22 additional volunteers to #vaccinate Arizonans,” said Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire.

We need more retired medical professionals to augment Maricopa PODs so we can get our #AZNG medics out to our rural communities. pic.twitter.com/5xVNFMrAm8

— ArizonaNationalGuard (@AZNationalGuard) January 25, 2021

NEWS FROM SUNDAY, JAN. 24

Our 24/7 #COVID19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium operates in the rain. Do note that lightning or extremely severe weather may force us to briefly pause operations. If that happens during your visit, staff will advise you to put your vehicle in park until we resume. pic.twitter.com/REGE4OVkYU

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 24, 2021

NEWS FROM SATURDAY, JAN. 23

NEWS FROM FRIDAY, JAN. 22

I have great news to share after working with Gov @dougducey and @drcarachrist staff 40 appointments have been set for #Holocaust survivors in Phoenix, and 6 got vaccinated today! We are working on getting those in Pima county scheduled as well! Baruch Hashem 😭👏🏽#ShabbatShalom

— (((Rep.Alma Hernandez MPH)))🧼🤚🏽 (@almaforarizona) January 22, 2021

The Federal Pharmacy program (Frys and Safeway/Albertsons) is tentatively scheduled to start in mid February. An exact date is not yet known. The pharmacies that will be participating will be located on: https://t.co/r1kZwbfV9Y.https://t.co/Nvi6VWb54o

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 22, 2021

Pima County said it quickly would expand capacity to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine. It has. Five regional vaccine centers are operational and we now have the capacity to administer up to 10,000 shots per day. All we need is more vaccine. Read more: https://t.co/8lCHSinvoW pic.twitter.com/TgiH7SfhIC

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 22, 2021

NEWS FROM THURSDAY, JAN. 21

NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20

VACCINE ALERT from the CDC:
Those who have had an allergic reaction to the *FIRST dose of COVID-19 should *NOT get the second dose (unless the reaction is MILD and a doctor clears you). @KOLDNews pic.twitter.com/sFgeRoeOpC

— Brooke Wagner (@BrookeWagnerTV) January 21, 2021

Pima County is committed to making the vaccine widely available, for those who want to receive it, as quickly as possible as supply increases. We understand everyone wants it now, but it’s a matter of patience. Everyone who wants a vaccine can and will get vaccinated in due time. pic.twitter.com/s8PEQhtCLa

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 20, 2021

NPD assisting Santa Cruz County Emergency Management and Mariposa Community Health Center, making sure everyone safely gets to the vaccine site. pic.twitter.com/LHeRTQ6T7h

— Nogales Police (@NogalesPoliceAz) January 20, 2021

To ensure no vaccine waste we offer it to +1s when possible. Each site decides based on a few key factors like: appointment no-shows, if the +1 is a caretaker or in a vulnerable group, etc. We can however only guarantee vaccine availability for patients with an appointment.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 20, 2021

We’ve partnered with Desert Senita Community Health Center to deliver vaccines to eligible individuals in Ajo and the communities of Lukeville and Why. On Jan. 19, Desert Senita received 500 vaccines destined for individuals in the Priority 1B population. https://t.co/13KnU2P2JD pic.twitter.com/a0EYBGc39k

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 20, 2021

NEWS FROM TUESDAY, JAN. 19

All February #COVID19 vaccination appointments at State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium are now booked. In all, Arizonans made 147,775 appointments at these sites today.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 20, 2021

Vaccine registration for people 65-74 is only available at state-operated locations right now. Once more vaccine becomes available, Pima County will expand to include 65 and over in Phase 1B.1, but this is not happening just yet. See update for more info: https://t.co/DA7UnQX399 pic.twitter.com/TAQZoMVK5P

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 19, 2021

UPDATE: There are 47k #COVID19 vaccine appointments still available at State Farm Stadium during February, though Feb. 1-2 and now fully booked. 87k appointments have been booked at State Farm Stadium. Phoenix Municipal Stadium appointments are all booked.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 19, 2021

UPDATE: The Phoenix Municipal Stadium site (daytime hours due to available vaccine) has around 70 total appointments left. These are on 2/21, 2/27 and 2/28. Will share State Farm Stadium numbers when available.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 19, 2021

Important note: The second state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium opens Monday, Feb. 1. There is no one at the site today to help if you visit.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 19, 2021

There is extremely heavy demand for the online scheduling system for #COVID19 appointments at the two state vaccination sites. People are getting appointments. Some people who have say they refreshed regularly. Looking beyond Feb. 14 may be most productive approach right now.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 19, 2021

Q. I received the #COVID19 vaccine at the ADHS State Farm Stadium site. To get a second dose, do I need to register for one of the appointments opening at 9 a.m. tomorrow?
A. No. You already have an appointment guaranteed. We’ll email you a personalized link to register for it.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 19, 2021

Please note that Pinal County Public Health and our Community Partners who are vaccinating are currently still vaccinating the 1A and 1B-1 groups only due to limited vaccine supply.https://t.co/6kkI1sP9Ks

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 19, 2021

NEWS FROM MONDAY, JAN. 18

Registration opens tomorrow for more appointments at two state COVID-19 vaccination sites: State Farm Stadium and, as of Feb. 1, Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Those 65 and older among those eligible to register starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. https://t.co/3kYFpwsHDj pic.twitter.com/mWg6tJPc5j

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 18, 2021

NEWS FROM SUNDAY, JAN. 17

65 and older can register for February appointments at state-run sites — State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium — starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. As for other sites, check where your county stands.

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 17, 2021

NEWS FROM SATURDAY, JAN. 16

NEWS FROM FRIDAY, JAN. 15

ADHS is opening a vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium for all Arizonans. Eligibility is for all ADHS recommended groups in the 1b category. Registration by ADHS starts Tuesday, January 19th for appointments in February.https://t.co/Ewwt6L6oPz
1-844-542-8201 pic.twitter.com/EtEX48DLqf

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 15, 2021

Pinal County recognizes the vulnerabilities and needs of all persons in the 1a and 1b categories. We have revised our early vaccination group to now include a 1B-1 and 1B-2 category. We are currently vaccinating the 1B-1 category. pic.twitter.com/lxrzJDi7st

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 15, 2021

Encouraging Tucson PD members (as members of the 1B group) to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots. I got my 1st of the 2 doses this morning. Easy, painless, no issues. Thanks to the teamwork of folks from Tucson Medical Center, TFD, Pima County, & many City of Tucson employees!🙏👮‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/v3FHy5t1q1

— Chris Magnus (@ChiefCMagnus) January 15, 2021

PCSD Sgt. Michael Moseley gets his Phase 1B vaccination this morning at TMC ⁦@tmcaznews. He volunteered to represent the protective services priority group as 1B vaccinations start in Pima County today. A Sahuarita teacher, Sara Mora, and Fred and Ann Boice also got vaxed. pic.twitter.com/AMTVSvCPlG

— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) January 15, 2021

NEWS FROM THURSDAY, JAN. 14

Please be aware that you MUST have an appointment to be vaccinated at our Public Health Clinics, walk-ins are not accepted. Staff will contact the authorities in the event they receive threats or verbal abuse. We thank you for your patience. https://t.co/DPpnvUhSiV

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 14, 2021

The following is a joint statement from Dr. Francisco Garcia, Pima County Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Theresa Cullen, Pima County Health Department Director, about the success of today’s start of Phase 1B vaccine registrations and the need for patience: pic.twitter.com/Xq8Lfz1dFM

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 14, 2021

Individuals who need assistance with registering can call (520) 594-5684.

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 14, 2021

@KOLDNews has received a number of phone calls from viewers who say they are having a hard time registering online for the #COVID19 #vaccine. @pchd says the website is not crashing, but is running slowly because of the high volume of people registering. @KOLDNews 2/

— Shaley Sanders (@ShaleyKOLD) January 14, 2021

We are aware of the recommendation made yesterday by ADHS to add those 65 and up, along with persons who have high risk medical conditions to the 1b category beginning January 19th if local health departments have enough #COVID19 vaccine to include these groups. pic.twitter.com/vUj3lBhPJZ

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 14, 2021

NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13

Today the Board of Supervisors voted to write to State/Federal representatives requesting a significant increase in vaccine supply to Pinal County, having received only 14,800 vaccines for an est. 1A/1B population of 75,662.

That need is only heightened by this announcement. https://t.co/9corLBM8VX

— Pinal County AZ 🌵 (@PinalCounty) January 14, 2021

NEWS FROM TUESDAY, JAN. 12

NEWS FROM MONDAY, JAN. 11

Free testing is available for anybody five years of age or older every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (excluding holidays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those seeking testing must make an appointment ahead of time: https://t.co/dUrhQNloLc or by calling 855-452-2346. pic.twitter.com/t1ForprQcH

— Downtown Tucson (@DowntownTucson) January 11, 2021

Since the pandemic started, 13,406 people have been admitted to county hospitals with COVID-19; more than half, 7,336, since Nov. 1 (there have been 2,404 admissions since Christmas Day). Of the total admissions, 2,245 of them ended up in the ICU; 798, or 35%, since Nov. 1. pic.twitter.com/gy48JaDPWh

— Pima County Health (@pchd) January 11, 2021

“With the pandemic, Will found himself back in a Blackhawk helicopter delivering COVID testing kits to tribal nations. That was Will’s idea of a break from his regular job at Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.”

📷 Will Smith, @AZNationalGuard, getting his vaccine in December 4/4 pic.twitter.com/njkbREAQYq

— The 9th Floor (@9thFloorAZ) January 11, 2021

UPCOMING LIVE: Join us January 12th @ 2 PM for a Facebook Live event, addressing the local COVID-19 vaccinations.
Registered Nurse Mauriah Walker and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planner Rhonda Krouse will address vaccine information and enrollment education. pic.twitter.com/oYYqjtktEd

— Navajo County (@NavajoCountyAZ) January 11, 2021

Thank you for your patience in understanding that we can only vaccinate when shipments arrive.https://t.co/6kkI1sP9Ks

— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pinalhealth) January 11, 2021

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