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Ducey: 24/7, state-run vaccination site coming to Pima County this month

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 14:17:51-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A new, mass vaccination site will be coming to Pima County later this month.

Gov. Doug Ducey told KGUN 9 in an interview this week that a 24/7 vaccination point-of-dispensing (POD) will open in Pima County later this month. The site will operate similarly to the State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium vaccination PODs in Maricopa County.

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So far, those sites have administered more than 130,000 doses of vaccines after less than a month of operations at State Farm Stadium and less than a week at Phoenix Municipal Stadiums.

Ducey told KGUN 9 each site is capable of administering 12,000 doses a day, though the limiting factor so far has been vaccine supply.

"We've got to slow schedule it at [Phoenix Municipal Stadium] because we've only got enough inventory for 500 vaccines a day," he said.

Ducey also applauded Pima County's vaccine distribution so far, with more doses delivered than COVID-19 cases in the county since the pandemic began.

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