In an email to NAU student body Friday evening, President Rita Cheng announced that the state has selected NAU Fieldhouse as Arizona's next COVID-19 vaccination site.
The Fieldhouse site will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, beginning April 19. According to the email, the site will offer around 1,000 appointments per day to start, but the site is capable of offering more than 4,000 doses daily.
Moreover, vaccines will be offered in partnership with the state, Coconino County and Northern Arizona Healthcare. Premier Medical Group will be the primary site operator and will be responsible for the pharmacy and staffing. The site will offer the Pfizer vaccine, which is available to those 16 and older, as the county continues to offer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which are approved for those 18 and older.
Cheng voiced her support for the partnerships that will provide expanded vaccine access to the NAU and Flagstaff communities.
“We are enthusiastic about the expanded partnership with the State of Arizona, Coconino County, Northern Arizona Healthcare, and Premier Medical Group to broaden vaccine access in Flagstaff,” Cheng said in the email. “To date, 3,962,537 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 2,493,123 individuals in Arizona, including 1,615,029 who are fully vaccinated.”
Furthermore, Cheng reminded students and faculty that the university continues to follow COVID-19 safety protocols as it reports an increase in reported cases on and off campus with 101 cases currently.