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Thanks for your questions. The county will begin administering vaccines to those 75 and older this weekend via Chiricahua Community Health Centers. Unfortunately due to high demand, that one is already full. Chiricahua says it is working to set up more "vaccine blitzes" similar to how its testing blitzes have worked in the weeks to come as more doses become available. Get the latest info from Chiricahua here8.
So far the county has been requesting the maximum amount of doses it can, but has been getting fewer doses each week. We will continue to monitor and update on this situation as it develops.
I'm very sorry you haven't yet been able to schedule for the vaccine. You may dial 211 or visit https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/22 to try but the system has been overloaded.
According AZDHS, Cochise County is still in Phase 1A (frontline healthcare workers and longterm care residents and staff) with 2,067 vaccines administered. That puts us at a vaccination rate above the state average and second-highest after Pima County, with 1,580 vaccines administered per 100,000 residents.
Per County Health Department director @Alicia Musgrave Thompson3, "the first shipment of vaccine that arrived in the county on Dec. 21 carried 3,000 doses. The next shipment had 1,100 coses and the third only 600." Check out the article by @Lyda Longa3 here.18
I hope this helps and I hope you are able to pre-register for the vaccine.
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