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Arizona to open 4th state-run COVID-19 vaccination site

COVID-19 Vaccine
Posted at 3:55 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 17:55:26-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is pressing on with plans to increase vaccinations and vaccine access, including the opening of its fourth state-run mass vaccination clinic.

The state Department of Health Services announced Monday it will transition a Maricopa County vaccination clinic at Chandler-Gilbert Community College into a state site.

The location was due to close at the end of this month once Dignity Health stopped operating it.

Instead, it will reopen March 3 as another mass vaccination venue. Like the other state sites, it will offer the Pfizer vaccine.

Meanwhile, Gov. Doug Ducey announced people enrolled in Arizona's Medicaid program will have transportation costs to and from vaccination appointments covered.