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Arizona Outdoor Vaccine Site To Become Indoor Drive-Thru

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The Arizona Department of Health Services says an outdoor state-run COVID-19 vaccination site in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler will be replaced April 5 by an drive-thru operation inside a large business warehouse in Mesa in advance of approaching hot weather.


The vaccination site now at Chandler-Gilbert Community College will use 30,000 square feet of a 500,000-square-foot distribution building belonging to Dexcom Inc. The Dexcom site will operate 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Arizona on Friday reported 571 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths, raising the state’s pandemic totals to 838,558 cases and 16,898 deaths.

The number of virus-related hospitalizations remains stable and is a fraction of the state’s pandemic high in January. Arizona's rolling averages of new cases and deaths have declined over the past two weeks.

Nearly 2 million people in the state have received at least one shot of a COVID vaccine.

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