Ducey Expects COVID-19 Vaccine In Arizona By December

Published: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:59pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:33am
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Drugmakers Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have all reported promising results from trials of COVID-19 vaccines. Gov. Ducey tweeted Monday that he’s optimistic the first doses of a vaccine will arrive to Arizona by mid- to late December.

Ducey's tweet said Arizona is "working closely with health officials and private sector partners to ensure a quick and effective distribution." 

Since September, the state has been onboarding more than 500 sites around the state to be ready to distribute a vaccine. 

Arizona’s Department of Health Services submitted its draft plan for vaccine distribution to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in October.

The plan says the first COVID-19 vaccines will be prioritized for Arizona’s health care workers, followed by other essential workers and vulnerable populations.

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