Arizona has administered more than 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine since December, with nearly 3 million individuals having received at least one dose and 2.27 million now fully vaccinated, Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Friday.
As of Friday morning, 5,017,395 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 2,925,913 individuals, including 2,272,501 who are now fully vaccinated. More than half of those age 16 and older have received at least one dose, while better than one out of three have been fully vaccinated.
“More and more, getting these safe, effective, and free vaccines is simply a matter of going online or picking up the phone to make an appointment,” ADHS director Dr. Cara Christ stated in a news release. “Our highly efficient state sites, which to date have administered nearly 1.5 million doses, complement efforts by counties, pharmacies, and others to get vaccine into the community rapidly and equitably.”
COVID vaccinations are now available on a no-appointment-necessary, walk-in basis at Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., in the Westgate Entertainment District from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. (With the exception of this coming Monday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 5, due to the final three games of the NHL season.)
Appointments are still encouraged for faster visits.
At 11 a.m. every Friday, ADHS makes appointments available at state-run sites of the following week, and additional appointments are added daily due to no-shows and other reasons.
Registration for these and many other sites is available at podvaccine.azdhs.gov or by calling 844-542-8201 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. Both resources offer assistance in English and Spanish.