According to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, 71.1% of the eligible population in Chandler has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Roughly 71,000 people per 100,000 of the eligible population have gotten the first dose of the vaccine, with 28,942 fully vaccinated.

Public health officials expect the number of people vaccinated across the state will increase after the first week of March when the state opens its vaccination site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Appointments for the Chandler state-run site began opening March 1.

Overall, 894,329 vaccination doses have been administered to Maricopa County residents as of Feb. 23—the majority of that figure accounting for first doses. Only 258,803 people have been fully vaccinated in the county, according to county data. Since eligibility is still limited by age group, 336,988 first doses have been given to people 65 and older, according to county data.