COVID19

Update 3/22/21

Registration at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties will open to all Arizonans 16 and older beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced today.

Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine. Those without computer access or needing extra help registering can call 1-844-542-8201 to be connected with someone who can assist. Note: You can use the patient portal at podvaccine.azdhs.gov to make an appointment for a relative.

 

Update 1/6/21

On Monday, January 11th, Maricopa County will open up vaccination scheduling at Point of Dispensing sites for Phase 1B prioritized individuals (see Who Can Be Vaccinated below).  

 

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 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. 

At your appointment, please be prepared to show 1) your appointment confirmation, and 2) a form of ID confirming your Phase 1B employment, such as a work ID or paystub, or an ID that shows your age if you are 75+. For a complete update and how to register see link below.

Updated 12/15/20

COVID Vaccine Information

  • You are not fully protected until 14 days after your second dose of vaccine.

  • Please continue to wear your mask and maintain social distance. It will take several months to reach herd immunity.

  • People age 18-55 may have a stronger immune response.

  • The side effects are an immune response, not COVID.

  • The side effects are more common after the second dose.

  • There are side effects, and you will likely have some.

    • Fever

    • Fatigue

    • Headache

    • Chills

    • Muscle Pain

    • Joint Pain

  • Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen will reduce the side effects.

  • The side effects are short lived typically less than 48 hours.

  • If your COVID 19 side effects last more than 2 days, contact your doctor.

  • If you have cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or change in smell or taste, contact your doctor.

  • For additional information please visit Maricpoa.gov/coronavirus

  • Or the public Hotline 1-844-542-8201

 

Updated 12/14/20

Healthcare workers will be immunized in Phase 1A; then essential workers in Phase 1B; then seniors and high-risk individuals in Phase 1C.

 

If you are over 65, regardless of your health status, you will be able to receive the vaccine during Phase1C.  Unfortunately, we do not yet know the timing or locations for getting the vaccine.

 

There is no waiting list and will not likely be distributed at our office.

Below are some links that we are watching closely for updates. The Arizona Department of Health Services has all the testing locations in Arizona.