Pharmacies and GCU to Start Vaccinations This Week
January 25, 2021
An article written by Nienke Onneweer on AZ Central titled "Some Fry's and Safeway Pharmacies in Pinal County to Receive Vaccines"
has provided live updates throughout the week about new coronavirus cases and vaccination distributions. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID Data Tracker, Arizona's seven-day, new-case average ranked first across all states for the second straight time, just before it was ranked second in the country.
To give you an idea, per the CDC, just in the state of Arizona alone, the rate of new positive cases during the past week was 116.9 per 100,000 people, while the US average is 66.8 cases per 100k.
Over next week, 59 Fry's, Safeway, and Albertsons pharmacy stores will receive vaccine doses. Once the pharmacies receive the vaccines, they will target people over 65 and prioritize the 1A and 1B-1 populations. These include healthcare workers, long-term care residents, and essential workers in education and law enforcement.
Pharmacies won't be the only vaccination distribution sites. Grand Canyon University's Point of Dispensing site could be open to the public as early as next week. The site will be available on Tuesday, January 26th through Saturday, January 30th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. GCU expects to administer between 500 and 800 doses per day, and as more vaccines become available, they plan to expand availability to seven days a week, 12 hours per day, according to GCU's spokesman Bob Romantic.
To receive the vaccine, patients must schedule an appointment and sign up by doing so on the Arizona Department of Health Service's website
. The vaccination site will be very accessible to those without a vehicle as it will have a walk-through service and a shuttle service.
For more information, make sure you head over to the article here or click the link above as they provide live updates throughout the day: "Some Fry's and Safeway Pharmacies in Pinal County to Receive Vaccines"