COVID-19 Vaccination Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium Moving Indoors To ASU's Desert Financial Arena
The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will relocate on April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.
Since the the Phoenix Municipal Stadium site opened in February, it has administered 171,202 doses.
Statements released by Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services say this move is one of a number of changes made while the state transitions away from outdoor sites as temperatures heat up.
According to the statements:
- This week, the drive-thru State Farm Stadium site began operating between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m., shifting from 24/7 operation while continuing a collaboration with the Arizona Cardinals and Glendale. ADHS is transitioning the State Farm Stadium vaccination site to the Gila River Arena indoor location on April 23.
- An east Mesa distribution center operated by Dexcom opened this week as the first state-run indoor drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site, replacing the outdoor site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
- An indoor vaccination site at Yuma Civic Center transitioned to a state operation on Monday, March 29, with 8,000 appointments per week initially and capacity for 4,000 appointments a day.
- On April 22, an indoor state vaccination site serving the North Valley will open at WestWorld, the Scottsdale exhibition center.