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Arizona outdoor vaccine site to become indoor drive-thru

Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-27 19:38:19-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Health Services says an outdoor state-run COVID-19 vaccination site in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler will be replaced April 5 by an drive-thru operation inside a large business warehouse in Mesa in advance of approaching hot weather.

The vaccination site now at Chandler-Gilbert Community College will use 30,000 square feet of a 500,000-square-foot distribution building belonging to Dexcom Inc.

The Dexcom site will operate 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Arizona on Friday reported 571 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths, raising the state’s pandemic totals to 838,558 cases and 16,898 deaths.