PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Dozens of taxicabs snaked through the COVID-19 vaccination queue this morning at Arizona State University’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Their passengers: prioritized individuals from a ZIP code where the Arizona Department of Health Services has been conducting high-intensity outreach.
“This pilot program demonstrates how hard we are working hard to make sure all Arizonans who are eligible for the vaccine have easy access to a vaccination site,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “More than 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the state, and we will continue to work with local partners to ensure communities in need connect with helpful resources as we ramp up distribution.”
To date, 774,250 Arizonans have received their second dose of the vaccine — equaling more than 10 percent of the state’s population. Continuing an effort that has included Spanish and English telephone town halls with more scheduled this week, targeted social media messaging, yard signs, and other outreach, volunteers fanned out in ZIP code 85009 just west of downtown Phoenix to help people register for COVID-19 vaccination. As a result, more than 400 people from this ZIP code will be vaccinated this week at state-run vaccination sites.