TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County has expanded its vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and older.
The county says this is the biggest group of newly eligible people so far.
Registration starts March 12 at 9 a.m. Most appointments in this phase will be scheduled for April.
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Tomorrow, Pima County will expand vaccine eligibility to Frontline Essential Workers and people age 55 and older. The move keeps the County in line with the Arizona Department of Health Services's hybrid vaccine distribution guidance. https://t.co/ZX4UlSX8ty pic.twitter.com/8XeDsOugPw
"We understand that people will be very eager to register for an appointment as this phase opens up,” said Dr. Theresa Cullen, Health Department Director. “The challenge will be trying to get vaccine to the most vulnerable people in this group as so many register for their spot in line.”
Front line workers are also eligible.
According to a press release, people are considered a front line essential worker if they work in person, onsite, and in close proximity to the public and work in the following industries:
- Food and Agriculture
- Grocery/Convenience Stores (and Carnicerias)
- U.S. Postal Service
- Public transit (buses, light rail, Uber, Lyft, taxis)
- State and local government workers
As of March 10, more than 323,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Pima County, and 130,000 people have been fully vaccinated, according to Pima County.
For information on how to sign up, click here.