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COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Registration

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m.

Members of the community who meet the eligibility requirements in the bulleted list, below, may obtain their booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at any of the Pima County Health Department's three clinics, Abrams Public Health Center or any of the mobile PODS listed below (excluding Pima Community College). Most pharmacies also have ample booster shots available. Check on locations and vaccine type available on the AZDHS webpage.

The CDC has made the following recommendations for a single booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The booster is recommended at least six months after completion of an initial two-dose primary Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series for the following populations:
  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
Pima County will provide more details on when and where you can get booster shots when they become available.

Upcoming open mobile vaccination clinics -- no appointment needed

Location Date/Hours Vaccine
Curley's Family Barbershop
18 E. Ochoa St.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Hollinger K-8
150 W. Ajo Way
Wednesday, Oct. 20
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Sabino High School
5000 N. Bowes Rd.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Sahuarita Intermediate School
350 W. Sahuarita Rd.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Basha's Plaza
111 Main St. Sells, AZ
Wednesday, Oct. 20
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Teenage Parent High School
102 N. Plumber
Thursday, Oct. 21
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Fresh Start Expo
260 S. Church Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
AZ Bilingual Community Health Fair
101 W. Irvington Rd.
Saturday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Heritage Small Business Market
325 W. 2nd St.
Saturday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Youth on Their Own
1660 N. Alvernon Way 
Saturday, Oct. 23
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Hacienda Del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol
Monday, Oct. 25
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson

Standing Vaccination PODs -- no appointment needed

Location Days/Hours Vaccine
Abrams Public Health Center
3950 S. Country Club 
New hours:
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson 
Theresa Lee Health Center
1493 W. Commerce Court
Monday, Tuesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pfizer (including 3rd doses)
Johnson & Johnson
North clinic
3550 N. 1st Ave.
Monday: 8 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pfizer (including 3rd doses)
Johnson & Johnson
East clinic
6920 E. Broadway
Monday, Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to noon
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pfizer (including 3rd doses)
Johnson & Johnson
Pharmacies Various days/hours
Search for availability: AZ Department of Health or
Johnson & Johnson
Veterans Find more information on the Save Lives Act
Make an appointment at the VA
The Health Department encourages people to call the offices to make an appointment, but the clinics will take walk-ins during regular hours. All three clinics are closed from noon to 1 p.m.

If you or someone you know is homebound or can't travel due to medical reasons, use the phone number or link below. Registration for at-home Pfizer booster shots and annual flu vaccines available now.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Who is eligible?

Vaccine eligibility in Pima County is open to everyone 12 years and older.

Note: Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 12- to 17-year-olds. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who can provide consent to administer the vaccine. Read more.

FAQs for 12- to 15-year-old vaccination

Why should kids 12 to 15 get vaccinated if they tend to not get as seriously sick from COVID-19?

Although children generally suffer milder illness from COVID-19 than adults, they may still suffer long-lasting, severe complications and even death if they do get the disease. Since there is no way to predict which children might become severely ill, getting vaccinated reduces their chances of serious complications.

Johns Hopkins pediatricians Anna Sick-Samuels and Allison Messina pointed out in a recent interview that vaccinating children is yet another step to getting the pandemic under control. Infected children can transmit the virus to others even if they themselves have no symptoms. The vaccine will help protect the people around them, including people who might be at higher risk for serious illness.

They suggest to parents, “Another reason to consider a COVID-19 vaccine for your child is to protect the health of the broader community. Each child or adult infected with the coronavirus provides a chance for the virus to mutate and create a variant that might prove more dangerous or resistant to the available vaccines and therapies. Fewer overall infections among the population means less chance of dangerous coronavirus variants.”

You can read more of their interview here.

Is the vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds the same as the dose for adults?

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to 12-15 year olds as a series of two doses, three weeks apart, using the same dosage and dosing interval as for 16 years of age and older.

Learn more about the FDA’s expansion of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include 12-15 year olds.

What side effects can be expected in 12-15 year olds?

The side effects reported during clinical trials in adolescents aged 12-15 years were similar to those most commonly reported for participants 16 and older. These lasted from 1-3 days and included:
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Fever or chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
These are all indications that the body is building protection against the virus. Except for injection site pain, more adolescents reported these side effects after the second dose than after the first. Not everyone experiences side effects, and an absence of side effects does not mean the vaccine is not working.

What studies were done to ensure the safety of vaccinating kids 12 and older?

Clinical studies using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for participants 12-15 were conducted and the data reviewed using the same stringent safety criteria and protocols as were followed in studies for participants 16 and up. In phase 3 trials with 2,260 US adolescents aged 12-15, the vaccine was found to be well-tolerated and effective, and Pfizer reported very strong protective antibody responses in this age group.

Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock commented “Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available data, as we have with all of our COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations.”

Learn more about the rigorous safety standards that must be met for the FDA to grant Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines.

Should a child reach a certain weight before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Because the COVID-19 vaccines are age-based and not weight-based, a child is not required to achieve a certain weight before being vaccinated. Vaccines work differently in the body than medications, which is why often the same vaccine dosage can be given to different age groups.

If you have other questions about the vaccine, registration, eligibility, and more, please see the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs.

Recent FAQs

Do fully vaccinated people still need to quarantine after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

People are considered fully vaccinated if it has been:
  • 2 weeks after the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine series, like Pfizer or Moderna, or
  • 2 weeks after the single dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson
Fully vaccinated people without symptoms do not need to quarantine, but the CDC recommends that they receive a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, and they should continue to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until they receive a negative test result. They should also watch for symptoms for 2 weeks following an exposure.

A fully vaccinated person who receives a positive test result, or later develops COVID-19 symptoms, should isolate themselves from others and be evaluated for COVID-19 by a healthcare provider.

UPDATED AUG. 18: How many doses will I need?

It depends on which vaccine you receive. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both two-dose vaccines, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose. The Pfizer doses are given 21 days apart, and the Moderna doses are given 28 days apart. If you get the two-dose series, it is very important that you get both doses so that your body develops the most protection it can to protect you against COVID-19.

The CDC recommends an additional third dose of Moderna or Pfizer for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and who were vaccinated with either the Moderna or Pfizer series.

Health experts from the Department of Health and Human Services have developed plans to begin offering additional COVID-19 shots for the rest of the general (non-immunocompromised) population. They will submit these to the FDA and CDC’s Advisory Committee for approval. We will add more information as we receive it.

UPDATED AUG. 24: Do any additional vaccine doses need to be the same brand as my initial vaccine?

If possible, yes. The CDC calls mixing and matching “interchangeability.” The CDC recommends that people who got either the Pfizer or the Moderna mRNA series do their best to stay with the same brand for any needed future additional doses. This is because there is not enough information to tell whether mixing vaccine brands is safe or effective. There is also little information on the safety and effectiveness of getting a Johnson & Johnson vaccine after an mRNA vaccine, but it may be considered in limited, exceptional situations. 
Certain immunocompromised people may need an additional dose, and the FDA and CDC are evaluating whether additional doses for other people are needed too. There is not enough information yet to know if immunocompromised people who got the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will need an additional dose, but we expect to know soon. Read the clinical guidance from the CDC about COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability.

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