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Arizona opening more vaccine appointments for Tucson site Saturday

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PHOENIX — State officials announced Friday that nearly 13,000 more vaccine appointments will open up at the University of Arizona vaccination site across a two-week period in March.

Online registration for the new appointments will be available on the Arizona Department of Health Services website beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The Tucson site currently operates seven days a week between 10 a.m and 10 p.m., but aims to transition to 24 hours a day if more vaccine supply becomes available.

Only those in phases 1A, which includes healthcare workers and residents and staff in long-term care facilities, and prioritized 1B, which includes those 65 and older, educators, and protective services workers, will be eligible to make appointments.

AZDHS said eligibility will expand at the UArizona location to those 55 and older in the coming weeks.

Arizona reached the milestone of 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 1,312,951 people (18.3% of the state’s population) having received at least one shot.

For information about availability across the state, the ADHS website has a vaccine-finder page with a map of locations and information about registration.

For Arizona vaccine information, visit azdhs.gov/findvaccine.

For all articles, information and updates on the coronavirus from KTAR News, visit ktar.com/coronavirus.

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