Rock icon Alice Cooper vaccinated in Goodyear

Valley native, wife thank Abrazo West COVID-19 vaccination POD volunteers


Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper proved he is a nice guy after all when he visited the southwest COVID-19 vaccination point of distribution site at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear this week.

Mr. Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, thanked volunteers and staff for their dedication to serving the community, signed autographs and visited with some of the registered participants.

“We’re here today signing autographs and for some morale-building,” said Mr. Cooper, who also received his first dose of the vaccine.

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“I think it’s a good idea to get both vaccinations … I’ll be back in 21 days to get my next one,” he said. “All the people out here are great, all the volunteers are terrific. I just want to thank everybody for volunteering and I think once we all get vaccinated we’ll beat this thing. If Alice Cooper can get a shot, anybody can.”

The vaccination POD opened on the Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Road, on Dec. 21.

Abrazo West officials complimented the collaboration of all the partners and support to provide vaccinations at the southwest POD.

“I am so impressed with the dedication I’ve seen not only for this effort, but by everyone in the hospital working night and day to care for our patients,” Abrazo West Campus CEO Christina Oh said. “The teamwork shown by staff, volunteers, police and fire and other partners to support this historic effort is nothing short of amazing.”

As the one-year mark of the first identified community spread COVID-19 case in Maricopa County approaches, those in health care note that while much has been learned about the virus, there is still much work to do to manage effects of the pandemic.

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“The vaccinations are an important step in the direction of bringing the virus under control," Ms. Oh said. "But we can’t let our guard down. Continue to follow CDC guidelines and when it’s your turn, sign up for the vaccine. In the meantime, please protect yourselves and others by wearing a mask in public, using proper hand hygiene and practicing social distancing.”