There were long lines and some initial issues setting appointments the first day of the 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium, however things seem to be flowing now. For those who are interested, check out more information below.
State Farm Stadium: 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccinations Jan. 11-Mar.8 Event Info
The state’s top health official vaccinated a handful of locals Monday with the NFL stadium in Glendale as the backdrop. The state is transforming the parking lot of the State Farm Stadium into a 24/7 drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site starting Tuesday…
The site, staffed by more than 300 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona volunteers, will open with a “soft launch,” with fewer appointments available in the beginning before ramping up to vaccinate upwards of 6,000 Arizonans per day, Christ said. She added that the 24/7 site has already registered 10,000 people to get vaccinated in January and that appointments for Phase 1B members are still open.
How do you get vaccinated at the 24/7 site?
Members of Phase 1B interested in getting vaccinated at the site will need to make an appointment online at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/. Upon arrival, the individual will drive through a stringed maze of colorful flags to one of 10 drive-thru tents situated in the parking lot southwest of the football field.Taylor SeelyArizona Republic (link to article here)
The State Farm Stadium vaccination site complements the efforts of counties, who are local allocators of vaccine as the boots on the ground for public health in Arizona. When Maricopa County moves to Phase 1B next week, those prioritized for vaccine will be able to register for appointments at other county sites listed at azhealth.gov/findvaccine, which lists each county’s phase and has local links to register for vaccination.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccination, please visit azhealth.gov/COVID19vaccine.AZCardinals Site (link to article here)