May 27, 2021
UArizona Vaccine Site Moving to New Hours, Will Soon Offer Only Second Doses
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona's COVID-19 vaccination site will move to different operating hours beginning Tuesday and will no longer offer first-dose shots beginning on June 7 before closing for good on June 25.
The university's state-run point-of-distribution, or POD, will change its hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning on Tuesday (the clinic is closed through Memorial Day weekend). The walk-in clinic, in the Ina E. Gittings Building, 1737 E. University Blvd, will administer first- and second-dose shots through next week.
Anyone 12 years old and older is now eligible for a vaccine. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, but no identification is required for either the child or guardian.
Appointments are not required for vaccinations, but walk-in vaccination slots are sometimes limited. No walk-ins are accepted less than 30 minutes before the clinic closes. Those who would prefer to schedule an appointment can do so by visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov. Those who need assistance with scheduling can call 602-542-1000 or 844-542-8201 for help in English or Spanish. Those with additional questions about 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The clinic will close on June 25 as vaccines become more widely available. Its volunteers have given nearly 240,000 shots since the clinic opened in mid-January.
In February, the clinic became a high-capacity site overseen by the Arizona Department of Health Services to serve all of Southern Arizona. It was the only state-run site to offer both drive-through and walk-in vaccinations. The drive-through clinic on the University of Arizona Mall was closed on May 3 amid rising summer temperatures.
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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 66 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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