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AZDHS says state passes 400,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

Jan 23, 2021, 11:25 AM
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(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services announced that more than 400,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far in the state.

According to a release, 63,000 of those doses have been administered at State Farm Stadium since opening on Jan. 11.

A total of 412,320 vaccines have been administered, including 61,945 individuals who have received both doses.

“The success of our State Farm Stadium vaccination site has made it clear that Arizona can efficiently and effectively administer vaccine to large numbers,” AZDHS director Dr. Cara Christ said in the release. “Now the federal government has to step up its game and provide additional vaccine to support Arizona’s proven momentum.”

Arizona ranks 17th in the nation for vaccine doses administered and had a request for an additional 300,000 vaccines denied by the federal government.

According to the COVID-19 vaccine tracker by Bloomberg, Arizona has received 822,050 vaccine doses.

“Our message to our federal partners is simple: Give Arizona more vaccine, and we will make good use of it,” Christ said. “We have significant available capacity to expand where vaccine is offered, make more appointments available, and move forward with protecting our vulnerable populations.”

A new vaccine site is set to open on Feb. 1 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Diagnostic testing is available at hundreds of locations across Arizona and should be sought out by anybody with symptoms or who may have been exposed to an infected person. Information about locations, schedules and registration can be found on the Department of Health Services website.

The department also has a vaccine-finder page with a map of active and pending locations and information about registration.

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AZDHS says state passes 400,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered