March 18, 2021
UArizona Vaccination Site to Open 12,000 New Appointments Friday
The University of Arizona will open approximately 12,000 new COVID-19 vaccination appointments for registration at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 19. The appointments will be available for the week of March 22-28.
Adults age 55 and older are eligible for vaccination at the University of Arizona state site, which is now prioritizing people based on age. Those 55 and older can register for appointments by visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov or calling the bilingual COVID-19 Vaccine Navigation Help Desk at 1-844-542-8201.
The Arizona Department of Health Services announced this week that it will make COVID-19 vaccination appointments at state sites available each Friday for the following week to ease the process for Arizonans to register for appointments at the state mass vaccination sites in the Phoenix area and Tucson. Each Wednesday, the department will announce the number of first-dose appointments expected to become available.
The UArizona site, which offers both a drive-thru and sit-down clinic, operates between 10 a.m and 10 p.m seven days a week, but can expand to 24/7 operation when additional vaccine is available. To date, more than 70,000 doses have been administered at the site. Appointments are required for vaccination. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Essential workers under age 55 who are eligible for vaccination in Pima County should schedule an appointment through the Pima County Health Department.
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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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