Coconino County residents of ages 18 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination.
The announcement comes after the county opened vaccination appointments for adults over 35 as the county moved to Phase 1c earlier this week.
There are more than 2,870 vaccine appointments available across numerous vaccination sites across the county. This includes 1,300 appointments at Fort Tuthill County Park and Flagstaff Medical Center has 1,570 available at its Elks Lodge vaccination site. Scheduled appointments will receive the vaccine that is available for the appointment and location scheduled, according to a press release.
“All persons, 18 years old and older, are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Coconino County," Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) director Kim Musselman said in the press release. "Any of the three approved vaccines are safe and effective and we highly encourage you to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Vaccination is the single best step we all can take toward the reopening of our economy and slowing, and possibly ending, the spread of this disease."
Moreover, county officials announced the creation of an End-of-Day Extra Dose call-down list for residents willing to be called if there is extra availability at the Fort Tuthill vaccination site. Those on an End-of-Day Extra Dose list must be able to report to Fort Tuthill's vaccination site within 30 minutes of confirmation of an appointment
At this time, NAU’s Campus Health Services are currently offering only second-dose vaccinations. President Rita Cheng, in an email to the campus community, has encouraged all students to sign up for a vaccination as soon as possible.