PHOENIX (KVOA) ‒ Registration has opened for Arizona's first 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site.
On Monday, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced that at 9 a.m., people were able to start registering to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
According to a state news release, appointments are scheduled to begin Tuesday. They will prioritize health care workers, first responders, teachers, law enforcement officers, Arizonans over 75-years old, and others at the top of the priority list for vaccine distribution. Other essential workers will become eligible as more vaccine becomes available and the counties move fully into phase 1B.
“After the initial soft launch of this site, we will have the capability to immunize thousands of Arizonans around the clock, 7 days a week,” Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services said in a news release. “It will help meet the growing demand for COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona as we move into our priority Phase 1B and beyond.”
Vaccine registration is available for the State Farm Stadium site and several other sites throughout the state, you can sign up here. You can also schedule an appointment on behalf of relatives or dependents through that account, which the state has recommended for those with older family members or family without access to a computer.
Those scheduled for vaccination will need to show identification upon arrival to the vaccination site demonstrating they qualify for phases 1A or priority 1B.
Information about vaccination sites across the state can be found here. Those without computer access or needing extra help registering can call 1-844-542-8201, staffed through support from the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, the Banner Health Poison and Drug Information Center, and Crisis Response Network’s 211 Arizona program.