County Announces COVID Vaccination Plans
Point of Distribution (POD) Site coordinated by Yavapai Regional Medical Center, starting Thursday,
January 21 in the old Sears building in Gateway Mall: 3280 Gateway Blvd. in Prescott, AZ. It will be open
to all phase 1a and 1b individuals and currently only appointments are available for Thursday and Friday.
Additional appointments will be added in the coming weeks. Go to
https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine to make an appointment. The Pod is currently
scheduled for 6 days per week but may expand to 7 days with adequate assistance/staffing and vaccine
availability. YRMC plans to vaccinate 500 individuals per day.
POD Site coordinated by Spectrum Healthcare, starting Monday, January 25 at Findlay Event Center in
Prescott Valley to spread our sites geographically. This pod is currently scheduled to be 7 days per week
by appointment only. Spectrum plans to vaccinate 500-1,000 individuals per day based on adequate
vaccine supply and staffing
POD Site coordinated by Spectrum Healthcare, starting Monday, January 25 or sooner at 8 E. Cotton St.
Cottonwood, AZ. This pod is currently scheduled for 7 days per week by appointment only. Spectrum
plans to vaccinate 500 per day with adequate vaccine supply and staffing.
Appointments can be made via YCCHS website at https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine.
To see the full update with current statistics for January 19, 2021, go to the Yavapai County Health
Department website at https://www.yavapai.us/chs
News Release from the Arizona Department of Health Services
For Immediate Release: January 11, 2021
Media Contact: Steve Elliott
Registration Available for the State’s First 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccination Site At State Farm Stadium
State, Partners Expanding Availability With More Arizonans Prioritized For Vaccine Today
PHOENIX ‒ Registration is open beginning at 9 a.m. for the state’s first 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, with the first appointments available beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12, for health care workers, first responders, teachers, law enforcement officers, Arizonans over age 75 and others at the top of the priority list for vaccine distribution. The launch of the new state location comes as Arizona’s largest county moves into priority groups in Phase 1B — opening up vaccine access to a substantially larger group of Arizonans. Registration is available for the vaccination site at State Farm Stadium and several other sites throughout the state at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/.
“After the initial soft launch of this site, we will have the capability to immunize thousands of Arizonans around the clock, 7 days a week,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. “It will help meet the growing demand for COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona as we move into our priority Phase 1B and beyond. This tremendous step forward in our vaccination effort wouldn’t be possible without our partners, including the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, the Arizona Cardinals, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Arizona State University, Walgreens, the City of Glendale, and the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.”
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has established the site in part thanks to a $1 million grant from the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation and with support from the Arizona Cardinals, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. The site will serve individuals in both Phase 1A and Phase 1B.
Maricopa County, the largest in Arizona, have advanced to making vaccine available to the priority groups in Phase 1B. Phase 1A prioritizes frontline healthcare workers and residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities, and those individuals retain their priority in subsequent phases of vaccine distribution. Those currently eligible for vaccination in prioritized phase 1B include education and childcare professionals and support staff, law enforcement officers, individuals working in other protective services occupations, and those 75 years and older. Other essential workers will become eligible as more vaccine becomes available and the counties move fully into phase 1B.
Again, registration is available beginning at 9 a.m. for the vaccination site at State Farm Stadium and several other sites throughout the state at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/. Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine. Those without computer access or needing extra help registering can call 1-844-542-8201, staffed through support from the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, the Banner Health Poison and Drug Information Center, and Crisis Response Network’s 211 Arizona program.
In addition, individuals creating an account on podvaccine.azdhs.gov/ can schedule an appointment on behalf of relatives or dependents through that account, which is recommended for those with older family members or family without access to a computer. Those scheduled for vaccination will need to show identification upon arrival to the vaccination site demonstrating they qualify for phases 1A or priority1B.
The State Farm Stadium site opens this afternoon for select law enforcement and other protective service workers, with broad appointment availability beginning Tuesday.
The State Farm Stadium vaccination site complements the ongoing efforts of counties by adding another location in the Phoenix metropolitan area. With Maricopa County having moved to Phase 1B, those prioritized for vaccine will be able to register for appointments at the State Farm Stadium vaccination site as well as other county sites listed at azhealth.gov/findvaccine, which lists each county’s phase and has local links to register for vaccination.
The state has more than 160 vaccination sites, and that number is expanding steadily as the federal government makes more vaccine doses available to the state. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program has conducted vaccination visits at nearly 80 skilled nursing facilities with dozens more scheduled through the end of the month.
More than 300 volunteers with Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona will provide 24/7 staffing, while the Arizona Cardinals have provided the facility, tents, technical assistance, and other critical support. ADHS has contracted with Walgreens to provide pharmacy support and ASU to provide logistical support and additional staffing, supplies, and resources.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccination, please visit azhealth.gov/COVID19vaccine. For more information about how to schedule an appointment through https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/, including how to schedule an appointment for a family member, please visit azhealth.gov/patientportalguide.
Vaccine Update for adults 75 and older
Many pharmacies will be receiving limited vaccine supply as soon as January 19th and at that time you can make an appointment at your preferred pharmacy.
Private providers will also be receiving vaccine in the coming weeks.
The www.yavapai.us/chs website will be updated with links to the pharmacy’s registration sites. A listing of sites/providers offering the vaccine for this priority group will be added later this week. Fry’s, Albertson’s, Safeway, Walgreens, and CVS are part of the CDC Retail Pharmacy Partner program.
Please realize we have a large population in this phase and vaccine supply is limited. This phase will take considerable time due to the roll out of 2nd vaccinations for those who received the initial dose. It could take months for Phase 1b to be largely completed. YCCHS estimates sometime in the Spring for Phase 1c.
The State Farm site in Maricopa County will be open to people in Phase 1a or Phase 1b regardless of county of residence. The doses administered will be the Pfizer vaccine, so the 2nd dose must be Pfizer, as well. There will be 21 days between the first and second doses – vs the 28 days for the Moderna vaccine, which is all Yavapai County will be receiving.
To sign up for the State Farm clinic go to the ADHS website Vaccine Finder page. Please note that in order to be vaccinated, you will need to be a member of the current phase, schedule an appointment, and provide appropriate identification once you arrive at the vaccination site.
In Yavapai County, we are working to establish vaccination locations and offerings in order to accommodate the needs of our residents. Both hospitals and approximately 25 other local healthcare providers have signed up as vaccine providers as of now. We will also be rolling out a CDC Retail Pharmacy Partner program in the coming weeks (maybe as early as Jan. 19th) that will allow our local pharmacies to carry and administer vaccine. Currently, vaccinations for the Phase 1a groups (healthcare providers and healthcare support occupations, Emergency Medical Service Workers, and Long Term Care facility residents and staff) have been conducted by YCCHS, YRMC, VVMC and Spectrum Healthcare and are our priority. We are hoping to have many of these other local providers and pharmacies on-board by the end of January to help with the phase 1b populations. More information will be posted to our website at www.yavapai.us/chs as we have more updates on when, where and how people can sign up or show up for vaccinations.
For now, we are asking the public to be patient. We are only being allocated 3,900 vaccines per week in Yavapai County, and the 1b population alone is over 70,000 individuals. This is going to take us weeks, if not months to work through the 1b populations with such a limited vaccine supply. We are hoping to start vaccinating 1c populations in Spring of this year, unless more vaccine is made available to us, allowing us to expedite the process. We are currently updating our website with information, and will have more updates in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned, and we will continue to work hard to roll out the vaccine as efficiently and effectively as we can with the limitations we are facing.
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
For the most up to date local information, please visit the following sites:
Yavapai County Community Health Services
AZ DEPT HEALTH SERVICES WEBSITE
Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank for COVID-19 Info: 928-442-5103 Monday-Thursday 8:00– 5:00.
For COVID-19 Vaccine Information: https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine
Verde Valley Sanctuary 928-639-1227 https://verdevalleysanctuary.org/community-resources/
Community Information and Referral 1-877-211-8661 https://211arizona.org/
567-6931 Bread of Life Mission 395 S. Main St. Camp Verde
Drive through services Tues and Fri 4:30 – 6:00
634-4254 Catholic Charities 507 N Main St. Cottonwood
634-5942 Goodwill Cottonwood
282-9077 Goodwill Sedona
634-2511 Verde Valley Sanctuary (shelter for women) Cottonwood
641-4298 Verde Valley Homeless Coalition 654 N. Main St. Cottonwood
The transition center is open M-F 1pm-5pm - Overnights when below 35 degrees 6pm-8am
IN NEED OF FOOD
282-2834 Adult Community Center 2615 Melody Sedona
Must call 24 hours in advance, pick-up is at 11:00AM M-F
567-6931 Bread of LifeMission 395 S. Main St. Camp Verde
634-4254 Catholic Charities 507 N Main St. Cottonwood
567-6356 Meals on Wheels 263 W Maryvale Camp Verde
Lunch is still being served 11:30 M-F at 263 W Maryvale, Camp Verde
634-9625 St. Vincent De Paul 421 N Willard Cottonwood
Tues – Thurs from 9:00 - Noon
634-7869 Old Town Mission Cottonwood
Food pantry still operating Mon & Thurs 9:00 – 2:00 PM – Lunch Wed, Fri at Noon and Sat @ 11 To Go only – Homeless Resource Showers Mon 9 -1, Tues 9-11, Thurs 9-1 – Pilot program delivering food to areas in need (Cornville, Clarkdale and Verde Village)
634-5450 Verde Valley Senior Center 500 E Cherry Cottonwood
Call between 9 & 10 to make a reservation to pick-up a lunch at noon
649-5772 Manzanita Outreach www.MOHELP.org Cottonwood
634-8857 Mountain View United Methodist 12st & Cottonwood St Cottonwood
Food boxes 2nd & 4th Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 am
634-4321 Rising Hope 750 E Mingus Ave Cottonwood
Food boxes Tuesday 12:00 – 6:00 pm
567-4631 Beaver Creek School District 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd Beaver Creek
2nd Saturday of each month 7:45 – 9am. Must register be Beaver Creek resident and must register by calling and leaving a message if the office is not staffed.
634-8101 AHCCCS 1500 E Cherry St. Cottonwood
634-0212 House of Ruth 696 E Mingus Cottonwood
634-4254 Catholic Social Services 507 N Main St. Cottonwood
639-8134 W.I.C. 10 S 6th St. Cottonwood
IN NEED OF HEALTHCARE
639-8132 Community Health Cntr of Yavapai 51 Brian Mickelsen Parkway, Cottonwood
634-8108 ALTCS 1 N Main St. Cottonwood
634-0780 AHCCCS 1500 E Cherry Cottonwood
IN NEED OF COUSELING
634-8864 Alcoholics Anonymous 1309 E Cherry St. Cottonwood
646-9428 Alcoholics Anonymous 480 1st St. Camp Verde
ADDITIONAL LINKS FOR ASSISTANCE
APS Special Crisis: Bill Assistance https://www.aps.com/assistance
Arizona 2-1-1 http://www.211arizona.org
Arizona Community Action Association http://www.azcaa.org/
Arizona Self Help http://arizonaselfhelp.org
DES Services Related to COVID-19 https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus
Mortgage Assistance https://www.fhfa.gov/Homeownersbuyer/MortgageAssistance/Pages/Coronavirus-Assistance-Information.aspx
Small Business Disaster Loan https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
Unemployment Benefits Application https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual
CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL
Virtual Learning for AZ Students https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jSYo9lJ6jTU8866xNyrjSj8Sf3A3k0AJFWjw_M4lj0o/edit#gid=0
Updated by Brandi Bateman 4.3.2020