PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Maricopa County Health Officers have reduced the age limit for vaccinations against COVID-19 for adults aged 55 and over.
The announcement, made on Friday, comes on the same day that the state crossed a cornerstone in the pandemic, administering more than 2 million doses of vaccine across the country.
The Arizona Department of Health says as of Friday morning, 2,016,512 doses of 1,312,951 people had been administered. Of these, 711,074 people received both doses.
Marikopa County has about 4.5 million people. With the limited supply of vaccines, district health officials say this is acceptable.
To date, the following groups have the right to be vaccinated at any location in Maricopa County, whether managed by the state or the county.
- Adults 55 years and older
- Teachers and babysitting staff before K-12
- Law enforcement and security services
- Persons eligible in phase 1A who still need their first or second dose
Marikopa County is working on a plan to vaccinate first-line workers.
More information on COVID-19 vaccine sites in Maricopa County can be found here.
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