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Arizona is opening COVID-19 vaccination to anyone 65 years of age or older, effective Tuesday, after federal recommendations that states expand the eligibility pool.
The pool of eligible people was expanded in hopes of speeding up what has been a slow rollout nationwide.
As a result, an estimated 750,000 more Arizonans will be prioritized for the vaccine, in addition to those 75 and older who are already prioritized, according to the state.
Vaccinating older individuals earlier in the process is meant to target those most at risk for hospitalization and death because of COVID-19 and reduce stress on hospitals statewide.
Individuals ages 65 and older will be able to register for vaccine appointments starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in counties that are in prioritized Phase 1B of the vaccination process.
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For more information and to register:
Who Can Be Vaccinated in Phase 1B (Priority)
Eligible populations in Phase 1B prioritized are:
- K-12 school staff and childcare workers
- Law Enforcement/Protective Services*
- Adults age 75 and starting Tuesday, January 19th, 65 yrs and older
*This includes all sworn officers and government-employed security officers.
NOTE: Adults living in congregate settings and other essential workers (to be determined) will be prioritized for vaccination in Phase 1B after these groups.
Why Appointments Will Be Limited Initially
The first appointments for Phase 1B individuals will be available at POD sites that are not already fully-booked for second doses to individuals from Phase 1A, started on Monday, January 11th.
More appointments will become available when:
- More vaccine doses are available
- Other POD sites complete their second-dose appointments so that additional appointments can be opened to Phase 1B individuals
As operations are ramped up to support Phase 1B vaccination efforts, we anticipate more options for vaccination outside of POD sites will be available to prioritized groups soon. This may include vaccinations at pharmacies for those age 75 and starting Tuesday, January 19th, 65 yrs and older and employer-based vaccination events through private vendors. Public Health is working closely with state and local partners to facilitate agreements that will allow vaccine to be allocated for these types of distribution efforts. More information will be released as it becomes available.
How You Can Make an Appointment
Anyone eligible in Phase 1B prioritized groups can begin to schedule appointments or further out as the registration system allows.
Individuals will be asked a few questions to determine their eligibility on the registration site. There will be no separate prescreen form to fill out. Additional information about this sign-up process will be shared on this page in the coming days, so check back for more information.
For those in the Phase 1B prioritized groups of law enforcement/protective services or who work in education, please first check with your employer before making an appointment using this system. They may have more information on other vaccine distribution plans for you based on your employment.