The COVID-19 vaccine is here. Maricopa County has set up several Points of Distribution (POD) locations throughout the Valley for 1A and 1B prioritized groups ages 65 and older, with more expected as vaccine availability increases. Please visit www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations to see locations and how to register for your appointment. Please visit www.maricopa.gov/5641/COVID-19-Vaccine for vaccine status updates. Currently, all sites require that you have an appointment and do not accept walk-ins. You must provide a form of ID verifying your age at your scheduled appointment.
How the Vaccine Will Be Distributed
At each new phase, the distribution methods will change depending on the most effective ways of vaccinating those groups and the vaccine supply at that point. Public Health is actively working with state and local partners to facilitate agreements that will allow vaccines to be allocated for additional distribution outside of POD operations, such as pharmacies and other private providers. This will help increase access to vaccines among prioritized populations.
The exact timeline of vaccine distribution among Phase 1 priority groups and Phase 2 and 3 remaining populations will depend on factors such as how many vaccines have been approved, how many doses have been manufactured and allocated to Maricopa County, how many individuals decide to get vaccinated, and other logistical factors. As more vaccines are available to more groups of people, more locations will open to provide vaccines. Eventually, we will reach a point where COVID-19 vaccine is available through doctors’ offices, pharmacies, clinics, outpatient providers, and other healthcare facilities, similar to how widely available the flu shot is.
For people who are in Maricopa County temporarily (such as winter visitors or temporary residents), you will be able to be vaccinated in Maricopa County when it is your turn. You will receive a vaccination record with the date of your vaccination and which vaccine you received so you can get the right vaccine at the right time for your second dose, even if you return to your primary residence between doses.
State Farm and Phoenix Municipal Stadiums
State Farm Stadium, located at 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale (off the 101 Agua Fria and Cardinals Way exit), is the only POD offering 24/7 vaccinations at this time. Phoenix Municipal Stadium will open on Feb. 1 as a second vaccination site. You must make your appointment through the Arizona Department of Health Services registration site at podvaccine.azdhs.gov. The site does not currently support signing up using Android devices and recommends using Safari/Chrome/Firefox via computer or Apple devices. Please note that only one member of your household needs to register.