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COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona: Frequently Asked Questions

From eligibility to distribution, there’s a lot to know about the coronavirus vaccine in Arizona. Here are some answers to a few frequently asked questions.

PHOENIX — As the number of coronavirus cases in Arizona continue to rise, more state residents are gaining access to the COVID-19 vaccine. 

As more Arizonans become eligible, it’s important to know all the information on eligibility and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. 

Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at a state-run site in Arizona?

State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Dexcom in Mesa, University of Arizona's Tucson campus and Yuma Civic Center. 

All other locations are run through the individual counties or federal programs.

What is the website to register to get the COVID-19 vaccine at a state-run site?

Those eligible to be vaccinated can register for a vaccine appointment at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/

If you are not familiar with computers, a family member can create an account and set up an appointment for you and other eligible family members.

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Can I use my smart phone to schedule a vaccine appointment at a state-run site?

It depends what smart phone you have. 

According to the AZDHS Patient Portal Guide, the best experience for the online scheduling process is on Chrome or Firefox web browsers on a computer, laptop, iPad or iPhone. 

Unfortunately, Android devices are not currently supported but are coming soon, officials said.

Can I set up a vaccine appointment over the phone for a state-run site?

Yes, if you prefer to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for a state-run site over the phone, you may call 1-844-542-8201.

Is there a website for Spanish-language speakers to sign up for a vaccine at a state-run site?

The Arizona Department of Health Services launched a Spanish language website for speakers to set up appointments to get the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

The website can be found here.

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How old do I have to be to get vaccinated at a state-run site and in each county?

Anyone in the state of Arizona over age 16 is eligible to register for a vaccine through one of the state-run vaccine sites: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, University of Arizona in Tucson and Yuma Civic Center in Yuma. 

Maricopa and Pima counties also opened vaccine appointments to all residents aged 18 and older for those receiving the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and 16 and older for the those receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

County-run vaccine sites continue to prioritize vaccinations based on other categories besides age, including essential workers.

You can click on the links below to find more information on COVID-19 vaccines in each Arizona county:

Information on the phase each county is currently vaccinating, the number of doses ordered by each county and location of vaccination sites can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine.

How can Maricopa County seniors get a ride to vaccine appointments?

The YMCA and Uber partnered to help provide senior citizens with free rides to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The rides are available in Maricopa County.

To volunteer, donate or schedule a ride, call 602.212.6088 or email opas@vosymca.org.

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Where can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine? 

We have spoken to several experts and medical officials about the coronavirus vaccines. 

You can watch all of our coverage on the vaccine on our 12 News YouTube channel. Our COVID-19 vaccine playlist is below. 

Be sure to subscribe to the channel for additional updates.

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Do you have other COVID-19 vaccine questions? Text the word "VACCINE" to 602-444-1212. 

We are continuing to gather more information on the vaccine and will update this article as new questions are answered.

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