University of Arizona launches third state-run COVID-19 vaccine site

The COVID-19vaccine point of distribution at the University of Arizona, which launched in mid-January, transitioned to be a state-run site Thursday that may be able to serve 6,000 people per day, according to the university.

As Arizona’s third high-capacity state vaccination site and the first such site in southern Arizona, the POD is expected to distribute up to 6,000 to 8,000 doses per day and may eventually be able to run 24/7 with additional shifts added, University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said in a news conference Thursday.

“The doses we administer here at the university spot will now be in addition to, incrementally, to the already allocated vaccines that are given to Pima County, enabling the residents of southern Arizona to be vaccinated more quickly,” Robbins said. “That’s what we’re after.” 

“Being able to ramp up operations at this site as more vaccine becomes available will provide another weapon against COVID-19, and it complements Pima County’s strong vaccination efforts to date,” Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said in the conference.

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