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By Alison Steinbach and Stephanie Innes | Arizona Republic
Maricopa County will be opening limited registration for the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the second priority group starting Monday.
Prioritized individuals in Phase 1B will be able to start signing up online Monday for appointments. Spots will be limited at first because Phase 1A for health care workers is continuing.
“We know everyone is ready to move to the next step, and so are we,” said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director of disease control for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. “We’re trying to finalize all of these details as fast as we can to ensure a smooth experience for everyone who can get the vaccine.”
Information on where vaccinations will occur and how to sign up will be posted on maricopa.gov/5651/Phase-1B starting Monday. There is no registration available for 1B individuals before then. The county public health department can be reached at 602-506-6767.