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More Staff, National Guard Added To Run Glendale State Vaccination Site

Arizona Department of Health Services

Governor Doug Ducey says more workers are being added to meet the high demand at state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites.

State health officials said Tuesday they were experiencing long lines outside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, citing multiple issues including increasingly hot weather. Ducey says state employees are stepping up to supplement existing paid staff and volunteers at vaccine sites. Nearly 90 additional National Guard personnel will also join the vaccination effort beginning Thursday. Yesterday, Arizona health officials reported 733 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 26 more deaths. But officials said about 200 of the additional cases were from records cleanups involving cases occurring over the entire pandemic.