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Arizona surpasses 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed

Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ works at the state-run COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Jan. 11, 2021. (Facebook Photo/Arizona Department of Health Services)

PHOENIX — Arizona surpassed the four million mark on Saturday of COVID-19 vaccine doses given.

The Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard showed 4,032,557 vaccine doses have been administered.

More than 2.5 million people have received at least one shot, representing 35.2% of the state’s population.

Overall, more than 1.6 million people are fully vaccinated against the virus.

“I’m grateful to everyone who has received their vaccine and done their part to protect the community,” Ducey said in a press release. “I encourage all Arizonans who haven’t been vaccinated yet to roll up their sleeves and get the vaccine as soon as they can.”

“We are approaching a point where half of Arizona’s adult population will have received at least one dose,” Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS director, said in the release. “With vaccine supply approaching demand, we need everyone’s help to keep up this momentum and get to the point where everyone is protected against COVID-19.”

State-run vaccination sites have administered 1,145,551 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date, with more sites to come.

On April 19, a vaccination site opens at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, while a site serving the North Valley is set to open April 22 at WestWorld in Scottsdale.

The new site in Flagstaff will start out with hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

For details about statewide COVID-19 vaccine availability, the ADHS website has a vaccine-finder page with a map of locations and information about registration and eligibility.

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