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April 22, 2021

UArizona Vaccination Site Accepting Walk-ins, Will Move Indoors May 3

TUCSON, Ariz. – Walk-ins are now being accepted at the University of Arizona's COVID-19 vaccination POD, or point of distribution, which operates daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Anyone can show up to the POD without an appointment and be vaccinated. The POD offers two options: a drive-thru clinic on the University of Arizona Mall and a sit-down clinic at the Ina E. Gittings Building, 1737 E. University Blvd. Walk-ins have been accepted at the Gittings location for the past two weeks.

Those who would prefer to schedule an appointment at the UArizona POD can still do so by visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov. Tomorrow, at 11 a.m., the University of Arizona will open 7,000 first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the following week. Additional same-day appointments will be available every day based on capacity. Those who need assistance with scheduling can call 602-542-1000 or 844-542-8201 for help in English or Spanish.

On May 3, due to the heat, the university will discontinue its drive-thru clinic and move all vaccination operations inside the Gittings Building. May 2 will be the last day for drive-thru vaccinations.

Those who need help navigating options at the UArizona POD can call the COVID Ambassador Team hotline at 520-848-4045 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily or email covidhelp@arizona.edu.

To date, more than 183,000 vaccine doses have been administered at the UArizona POD. 

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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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