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COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Registration


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UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m.

People who meet eligibility requirements can now get boosters shots for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The CDC decision from Oct. 21 also says that eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. For example, if you initially had two shots of Pfizer, you can switch to Moderna or J&J.

Eligibility

If you completed two doses of Pfizer or Moderna at least six months ago, you are eligible for a booster if you are:
If you initially received a J&J shot, boosters of any vaccine type are recommended for those who are 18 and over and who were vaccinated at least two months ago.

Where can I get my booster?

The Pfizer booster is widely available at pharmacies as well as Pima County sites and mobile clinics listed below.

The Moderna and J&J boosters will be available at these Pima County clinics starting Monday: Theresa Lee Health Center, North clinic, East clinic. We'll provide updates as soon as we know about booster-shot availability at the Abrams Public Health Center and the mobile sites.

As of Oct. 22, check the pharmacies for Moderna and J&J boosters. Search for locations and vaccine type on the AZDHS webpage or at vaccines.gov.


Upcoming open mobile vaccination clinics -- no appointment needed

Location Date/Hours Vaccine
Fresh Start Expo
260 S. Church Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
AZ Bilingual Community Health Fair
101 W. Irvington Rd.
Saturday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Heritage Small Business Market
325 W. 2nd St.
Saturday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Youth on Their Own
1660 N. Alvernon Way 
Saturday, Oct. 23
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Mission Manor Park
5900 S. 12th Ave.
Sunday, Oct. 24
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Hacienda Del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol
Monday, Oct. 25
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
PCC El Rio Learning Center
1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Nash Elementary
515 W. Kelso St.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
PCC El Pueblo Liberty Learning Center
101 W. Irvington Rd.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Keeling Elementary School
2837 N. Los Altos Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
noon - 4 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Roadrunner Elementary Scool
16651 W. Calle Carmela
Wednesday, Oct. 27
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Armory Park
220 S. 5th Ave. 
Wednesday, Oct. 27
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
PCC 29th Street Coalition Center
4355 E. Calle Aurora 
Friday, Oct. 29
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Quincie Douglas Halloween Drive-Thru
1575 E. 36th St.
Friday, Oct. 29
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Stafford K-8
200 E 13th St.
Friday, Oct. 29
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Consulate of Mexico
3915 E. Broadway Blvd.
Saturday, Oct. 30
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Curacao Trunk or Treat Car Show
3390 S. 6th Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 30
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Dia De Los Muertos Festival
S. 4th Ave/28th St.
Saturday, Oct. 30
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
PCC Desert Vista
5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz
Monday, Nov. 1
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Dove Mountain C-Stem K-8
5650 W. Moore Rd.
Monday, Nov. 1
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Pfizer
Moderna
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.
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson 
Theresa Lee Health Center
1493 W. Commerce Court
520-724-7900
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)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
North clinic
3550 N. 1st Ave.
520-724-2880
Monday: 8 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pfizer (including 3rd doses)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
East clinic
6920 E. Broadway
520-724-9650
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)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Pharmacies Various days/hours
Search for availability: AZ Department of Health or
VaccineFinder.org
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Veterans Find more information on the Save Lives Act
Make an appointment at the VA
Moderna
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.

520-222-0119
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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