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April 8, 2021

UArizona Opening 8,900 Vaccination Appointments on Friday and Will Offer More Same-Day Appointments

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona will open 8,900 first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments on Friday, and more same-day appointments will be available every day based on capacity.

Those who are interested in getting vaccinated should check availability daily on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

People age 16 and older are eligible for vaccination at state COVID-19 vaccination sites, including the one at UArizona. People can register and schedule appointments by visiting Those who need assistance can email or call 602-542-1000 or 844-542-8201 for help in English or Spanish.

Appointment availability will be updated online throughout the day, based on operational capacity. Those who can't find an open appointment right away should continue to check frequently.

The UArizona vaccination site, which offers both  drive-thru and sit-down clinics, operates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. To date, more than 140,000 doses have been administered at the site. Appointments are required for vaccination. No walk-ins will be accepted but students can come to the Mall to register for an appointment (see more information below).

Students Encouraged to Register

University of Arizona students who have not received a vaccination are encouraged to get a same-day vaccination appointment within the next week in order to complete the regimen before the semester ends. There are several ways to register:

  • Visit the student registration tent directly behind the volunteer/hospitality tent on Cherry Avenue for a same-day appointment. The tent is staffed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Visit the CAT Ambassador Team tent, which is on the Mall in front of the Student Union. Call the hotline number below for other locations.
  • Find an open appointment at

Need help navigating these options? Call the COVID Ambassador Team hotline at 520-848-4045 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily or email the team at

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The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top 40 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2019 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $734 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 65 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually. For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.


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