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March 24, 2021

UPDATED TIME: Gov. Ducey to Visit State Vaccination Site at University of Arizona

  • What: Press Conference with Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ and University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins at the University of Arizona vaccination site.
  • When: Today, March 24, 12:50 p.m. (Please note new time)
  • Where: Foyer of the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd., UArizona Main Campus. Parking will be available at the Meinel Optical Sciences Building, 1630 E. University Blvd.
  • RSVP: Please RSVP to communications@az.gov
  • Online public broadcasthttps://www.arizona.edu/live

TUCSON, Ariz. – Gov. Doug Ducey today will visit the state vaccination site at the University of Arizona to highlight the success of the partnership. The visit comes as Arizona opens eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents age 16 or older.

Ducey will also participate in a roundtable discussion with Southern Arizona business leaders and receive a briefing from University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins about the latest COVID-19 research taking place at the university.

While there, the governor will also receive his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, administered by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ.

Media is invited to attend a press conference after the governor's tour.

Pool video from Ducey's tour of the site earlier in the day will be available on the Tucson LiveU loop.

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Media contacts:
Office of the Governor
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University Communications
520-626-9422
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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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