Adults 65 and over can begin registering for COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 19.

Arizona is opening COVID-19 vaccination to anyone 65 years of age or older, effective Tuesday, after federal recommendations that states expand the eligibility pool.

The pool of eligible people was expanded in hopes of speeding up what has been a slow rollout nationwide.

As a result, an estimated 750,000 more Arizonans will be prioritized for the vaccine, in addition to those 75 and older who are already prioritized, according to the state. 

Vaccinating older individuals earlier in the process is meant to target those most at risk for hospitalization and death because of COVID-19 and reduce stress on hospitals statewide.

Individuals ages 65 and older will be able to register for vaccine appointments starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in counties that are in prioritized Phase 1B of the vaccination process. 

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