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1 Million And Counting: 1 In 7 Arizonans Now Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reports more than 1 million Arizonans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s approximately one in seven residents.

ADHS director Dr. Cara Christ anticipates increased vaccine supply and opening vaccinations to everyone 16 and older by May 1st. She says the state’s mass vaccination sites at outdoor venues will be replicated in other locations as temperatures begin to climb. Vaccine registration is available at podvaccine.azdhs.gov, and at 844-542-8201 for those without computer access.

The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Arizona Cardinal’s stadium in Glendale has so far administered more than 500 thousand vaccine doses. That’s according to Governor Doug Ducey’s office. The milestone was reached Monday after the vaccination of a 77-year-old resident of Surprise. The site was established in January to provide coronavirus vaccines on a 24/7 basis. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made a virtual visit to the site last month as a potential model for mass vaccinations. It’s one of multiple mass sites Ducey has established in the state’s major cities. 

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