People aged 75 and over are getting more COVID-19 vaccines in the Phoenix area

(Twitter photo / @ Maricopahealth)

PHOENIX – People aged 75 and over have more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Phoenix Metro.

Appointments are being made for admissions at a new vaccination site near Loop 101 and Scottsdale Road in north Phoenix, Maricopa County Public Health announced on Friday.

VACCINE ALERT FOR 75+: We have appointments for #covidvaccine for planning ages 75+ at a new location in the northeast (Loop 101 and Scottsdale Rd). Dates are open for next week; Walk-ins are not accepted. Now look for availability at

– Public Health (@Maricopahealth) February 6, 2021

The website that offers the Moderna vaccine is a partnership between Passport Health and the Mollen Foundation. Proof of age required.

The county is also working to set up vaccination events for people who meet age requirements in the coming weeks.

Individuals 75 and over who fill out an online form will be notified when events are scheduled in their area.

There are already 20 grocery pharmacies on Metro Phoenix that offer COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 75 and over.

Maricopa County works with Valley Hospitals to operate five dispensaries for all eligible priority populations and one at Grand Canyon University.

MAJOR MILESTONE: Today, Dignity Health in Arizona delivered its 100,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Maricopa County’s Southeast Valley Vaccination POD! Kerry Gerle, the patient who received this dose, was greeted with balloons and confetti to celebrate this success.

– Dignity Health AZ (@DignityHealthAZ) February 6, 2021

The county is still in the Phase 1B priority phase for vaccine approval. The age limit is 75 years.

The state operates two mass vaccination sites in the region, the State Farm Stadium in Glendale and the Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which are in the same stage but have a lower age requirement of 65 years.

To learn more about vaccine availability nationwide, visit the Arizona Department of Health’s website for a vaccine finder page with a map of locations and registration information.

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