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  • County would welcome state assistance in setting up 24/7 vaccination center

    Jan 28, 2021 | Read More News
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    There has been reporting and social media postings about Pima County rejecting an offer from the state to set up a 24/7 vaccination center. That is not true.

    County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry sent a Jan. 26 letter to Dr. Cara Christ, the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, to make clear Pima County’s interest in assistance from the state. Pima County has established five regional vaccination centers at this time, and has been eyeing Rillito Regional Park as a location that could boost overall vaccination capacity to about 15,000 per day.

    Huckelberry wrote: “We would appreciate assistance in setting up a sixth center at Rillito Park at the current time. This location is ideally suited for a six-lane, drive-thru vaccination facility with ample parking and long approach and departure driveways. We estimate this site could provide as many as 5,000 vaccinations per day if operated 24/7.”

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