Arizona opens latest indoor mass-vaccination site in Scottsdale.
As the weather turns warmer, the Arizona Department of Health Services has begun to transition its vaccination sites from parking lots to indoors. Thursday marked the opening of the tented walk-through location at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
Arizona’s top public health official said Thursday traffic at walk-through indoor mass-vaccination sites is turning out to be faster than at the drive-thru sites.
“We’re hearing that people are actually getting through the indoor sites a little bit faster because we have the availability to move people without having to deal with the cars,” Dr. Cara Christ, state health department director, told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News at the WestWorld launch.
“People are in and out relatively quickly. As we continue to work on our sites, they’ll get even more efficient.”
The Scottsdale location will begin by handling 3,000-4,000 appointments daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.