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Arizona To Open COVID-19 Vaccines To Those 16 And Older

AP, file

Arizona health officials will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older starting Wednesday morning at state-run sites in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma.

Arizona is among the first states to allow anyone to sign up for vaccine appointments and the Department of Health Services anticipates an increase of supply in the coming weeks.

President Joe Biden says he wants states to open up vaccines to all people by May 1 and vaccinate everyone who wants a shot by the end of May.

Health Services operates several mass vaccination sites and opens up appointments at 11 a.m. on Fridays.

More than 1.8 million people in Arizona have received at least one dose of vaccine and over 15.5% of the state’s population is fully inoculated. In all, nearly 16,800 Arizonans have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

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