By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror
The Arizona Department of Health Services has lifted eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine it distributes at its five sites in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties, making the vaccine available to more than 5 million state residents.
In an announcement Monday, ADHS said beginning at 8 a.m. on March 24, anyone 16 years or older can schedule a vaccine appointment through the state-run vaccination portal. State residents can make an appointment for themselves or a relative online by visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov or by calling 844-542-8201.
“Given a thorough review of vaccination data, anticipated vaccine supply, and current demand among prioritized groups, now is the time to take this critical next step,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a press release.
ADHS said vaccine appointments open up every Friday at 11 a.m.
As of Monday, more than 1.8 million state residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.