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Demand for vaccines slows as Arizona surpasses 17,000 deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials say they are seeing demand for COVID-19 vaccinations slowing, particularly at large sites.

Vaccine appointments at state-run sites opened to anyone 16 and older on March 24, and KTAR reported that thousands of slots were available at sites in Tucson and Yuma as the week began.

The head of the state health department says it plans to release more public service announcements encouraging people to get vaccinated and hopes that’ll help address vaccine hesitancy.

The Daily Courier reported that a mass vaccination site in Prescott Valley was closing after Wednesday.

It comes as Arizona reported 27 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, raising the state’s pandemic death toll above 17,000.

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