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Arizona Launching State-Supported COVID-19 Vaccination Site In Yuma

The state is lending its support to expand capacity and hours of operation at an existing COVID-19 vaccine site in Yuma, the Governor's Office announced Thursday. Starting March 29, the site at Yuma Civic Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. It will offer around 8,000 appointments per week to start, but is capable of administering more than 4,000 doses per day, state officials said. 

Appointments for the week of March 29 will open starting 11 a.m. the Friday prior, March 26. They can be made online at  podvaccine.azdhs.gov or calling 1-844-542-8201.

The operation is made possible through a partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Yuma County, the city of Yuma and Yuma Regional Medical Center. 

“This state-supported vaccination site is critical to get the Yuma community to the next level in the fight against COVID,” said Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls. “The City is excited to be part of the effort to provide more opportunities for more people to get their COVID vaccine.”

At this time, state sites are administering vaccine to those 55 and older before advancing younger age groups.  

State officials also have plans for expanding vaccination options in rural Arizona, including a future site in Coconino County, they said. 

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Rocio Hernandez was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2020 to 2022.