State Farm Stadium passes 100K vaccinations as Phoenix Muni opens

Feb 1, 2021, 4:15 AM | Updated: 9:38 am
Cars line up at the State Farm Stadium COVID-19 vaccine site in Glendale, Arizona. (Facebook Photo/...
Cars line up at the State Farm Stadium COVID-19 vaccine site in Glendale, Arizona. (Facebook Photo/Arizona Department of Health Services)
(Facebook Photo/Arizona Department of Health Services)

PHOENIX — The state-run COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale administered its 100,000 dose over the weekend, with a second state-run site at ASU’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium set to open Monday.

Arizona’s first and only 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site passed the milestone less than three weeks after opening.

“We’re proud to have reached this milestone so quickly, but there is much more work to be done,”  Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, said in a press release.

“Our only limitation is the amount of vaccine we have been allocated. As we get more doses into Arizona, we can replicate this nationally recognized model in even more places around the state.”

Nearly 660,000 vaccines have been administered across the state as of Sunday morning’s report, meaning one out of every six doses was given at State Farm Stadium.

The site at State Farm Stadium on Monday will begin administering second doses to those vaccinated in January, according to the release, while administering just as many first doses.

Once at full capacity, the site will administer 10,000 to 12,000 doses each day.

The new state-run site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium has the same capacity as State Farm Stadium but has been limited to around 500 for the time being due to limited vaccine supply, according to the release.

Hours of operation will also be limited to daytime, unlike State Farm Stadium.

While all appointments at State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium are booked through February, appointments have been reserved for those vaccinated at state-run sites to receive second doses.

More appointments will be added as the state receives more vaccines.

People can register for appointments at State Farm Stadium, Phoenix Municipal Stadium or any other vaccination sites in the state online. Individuals without computer access or who need extra help registering can call 1-844-542-8201.

Those in the Phase 1A and prioritized Phase 1B groups are eligible to receive vaccinations at state-run sites, this includes frontline health care workers; emergency services workers; residents and staff at long-term care facilities; protective services workers; K-12, university, and community college educators; childcare workers; and adults 65 and older.

The state-run sites recently lowered the age of eligibility from 75 to 65, opening up opportunities for more than 750,000 Arizonans, the state health department confirmed.

Phases and requirements for county-run sites differ, however. Eligibility requirements for each county can be found online.

Additional vaccination sites available to provide 24/7 capacity like State Farm Stadium are being planned, according to the release.

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State Farm Stadium passes 100K vaccinations as Phoenix Muni opens