ARIZONA NEWS

COVID vaccine seekers flock to Arizona website for February appointments

Jan 19, 2021, 7:43 AM | Updated: 10:24 am
(AP Photo)...
(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

PHOENIX – A crush of online sign-ups bogged down the Arizona health department’s website Tuesday when it began taking reservations for COVID-19 vaccine appointments in February.

The Arizona Department of Health Services tweeted out around 30 minutes after the month became available at 9 a.m. that people should try scheduling an appointment after Feb. 14.

Next month’s sign-ups are accessible for those 65 and older and others are among those who are eligible for priority appointments at the two Arizona Department of Health Services sites.

Educators, child care workers and law enforcement personnel are also eligible in the prioritized segment of phase 1B.

Shots will be distributed at mass-vaccination sites State Farm Stadium in Glendale and Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Phoenix Muni will launch Feb. 1 and operate during daylight hours only, the health department said.

State Farm Stadium runs 24/7.

The Phoenix baseball stadium will have a limited number of appointments because of the lack of supply, the agency said.

“These mass vaccination sites are a stopgap measure until there is enough vaccine so we can get it to pharmacies and doctors’ offices across the state,” state Health Director Dr. Cara Christ told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News early Tuesday.

“One of the biggest limitations that we actually have is the amount of vaccine that we’re getting from the federal government,” she said.

Christ added as more vaccine becomes available, the two state-run sites would increase the number of appointments.

The new appointments are for eligible people seeking their first dose. Anyone who has already had their first shot will be notified by email to set up their follow-up vaccination.

The Arizona health department has a vaccine-finder page with a statewide map of active and pending locations and links to registration websites.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Southbound SR 87 lanes reopened after crash east of Shea Boulevard

The southbound lanes have reopened on State Route 87 near the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds following a crash.
1 day ago
(Facebook photo/ Buckeye Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Police arrest suspect after deadly shooting in Buckeye

Police arrested a suspect without incident after a fatal shooting near Yuma and Dean Roads in Buckeye Friday evening.
1 day ago
(Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team Photo)...
KTAR.com

Officers seize over 100 pounds of cocaine at Arizona-California border

Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officers seized over 100 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday at a port of entry near the California state line, authorities said. 
1 day ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Scottsdale man accused of stealing millions in music royalties

A Scottsdale man is one of two people accused of stealing millions of dollars in music royalties over the past five years, authorities said Wednesday.
1 day ago
(Facebook Photo/Arizona Heart Foundation)...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Heart Foundation to provide free screenings for rural communities

The Arizona Heart Foundation is launching an outreach program to bring free screenings to rural communities where cardiovascular disease too often goes undetected.
1 day ago
John Charpiot, left, and David Harmon. (Facebook Photos/Coolidge Police Department)...
Kevin Stone

Arizona prison system implements changes after reviewing January escape

The Arizona prison system announced new safety measures following a review of how two inmates escaped last winter in an incident that sparked an intense five-day manhunt.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford offers cars and deals for all this holiday season

Sanderson Ford’s No! Vember Black Friday sale is giving an opportunity to purchase a new 2021 vehicle just in time for the holiday season.
...
ENVOQUE MD

Thyroid issues: Here are the warning signs and what to do

In a 100-person office in the United States, an estimated 12 co-workers, employees and loved ones, will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That’s because, according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience thyroid issues.
...
Schwartz Laser Eye Center

How to sharpen your vision with elective procedures

Imagine opening your eyes in the morning and being able to see clearly. You wouldn’t have to wait to put on glasses or contacts, and there would be no more blurry showers nor forgetting where your glasses are.
COVID vaccine seekers flock to Arizona website for February appointments