Arizona state-run vaccination sites to close by June 28

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced June 3 that state-run vaccination sites will be phased out by the end of June. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Arizona Department of Health Services announced June 3 that state-run vaccination sites will be phased out by the end of June. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced June 3 that state-run vaccination sites will be phased out by the end of June. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced June 3 that state-run vaccination sites will be phased out by the end of June as the state health department's focus turns to increasing the number of neighborhood options, including pharmacies, doctors' offices and pop-up clinics.

The state-run sites have administered 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 900,000 individuals, according to ADHS.

“Starting with our 24/7 operation at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, these sites established a national model for getting limited doses of vaccine into the community rapidly and efficiently,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of ADHS in a news release. “We’re in a much different position today than we were early in the year, with enough vaccine available throughout Arizona for virtually anyone to get vaccinated when they want close to home.”

Saturday, June 5, will be the last day individuals can receive a first dose and have a second dose scheduled at a state-operated vaccine site before the final site at Gila River Arena in Glendale officially closes Monday, June 28. After June 5, first doses will still be administered, but patients will be given information on alternate locations to receive second doses of Pfizer vaccine, which is administered at these sites, according to ADHS.

Individuals who would like to receive both vaccine doses at a state-operated site should visit on or before Saturday, June 5. Hours and days of operation for each of the sites are available at azhealth.gov/FindVaccine.


“Arizona is off to a great start at protecting everyone from COVID-19, and state-run vaccination sites have been a big part of that success,” Christ said in the release. “In many ways, the hard work is now under way for ADHS and our local partners. Our focus is shifting to connecting people to the information they need before getting vaccinated and to the growing number of providers offering vaccine in neighborhoods around Arizona, including pop-up clinics.”

As of June 3, 5,927,868 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 3,345,912 individuals, including 2,831,240 who are fully vaccinated. About 47% of Arizona’s total population has received at least one dose of vaccine, and 39% of the population has been fully vaccinated.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination, visit azdhs.gov/COVID19Vaccines.


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