“We have drastically ramped up COVID-19 vaccination throughout the state thanks to our state-run site at State Farm Stadium, and we’ll accelerate that momentum at our new Phoenix Municipal Stadium Site,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in the news release. “Arizonans want this life-saving vaccine and we have capacity to get it to them, but we need more doses from our federal partners. We will open up more sites across Arizona once we get more supply. My sincere thanks to ASU, Arizona Complete Care, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Walmart, and all partners who have been instrumental in expanding vaccinations at this site.”
Unlike the 24/7 State Farm Stadium site, which vaccinates thousands a day, the Phoenix Municipal Stadium site will start out by offering 500 appointments a day seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., according to the news release. When additional vaccine doses are available from the federal government, the site can be quickly scaled up to the same capacity as the other state-run site.
“Opening this second state vaccination site is a story of partnership and potential,” ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ said in the release. “Working closely with the Arizona Department of Emergency Management, we have established a model that’s drawn attention from other states, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal partners. If Arizona is allocated additional vaccine in the future, we can rapidly expand this site, add appointments, and open even more sites around the state.”
The Phoenix Municipal Stadium site, launched in partnership with ASU, Arizona Complete Care, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Walmart, and others, began serving those with appointments at noon Feb. 1. The patients include health care workers, first responders, teachers, law enforcement officers, Arizonans over age 65 and others at the top of the priority list for vaccine distribution.
All appointments at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium and State Farm Stadium sites have been booked through February, though the ADHS plans to make more appointments available as additional vaccine doses become available, according to the news release.
Registration is available for the vaccination sites at State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium as well as several other sites throughout the state at podvaccine.azdhs.gov. Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine. Use the patient portal at podvaccine.azdhs.gov to make an appointment for a relative in a prioritized group, such as someone 65 and older.