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  • UA directs 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Pima County supply

    Feb 24, 2021 | Read More News
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    PIMA COUNTY, February 24, 2021 - On Feb. 24, Pima County Health Department announced that the University of Arizona has provided the County with 1,000 additional vaccine doses that were originally allocated to the UA vaccination site. The doses of the Moderna vaccine will be used as part of the County’s efforts to increase vaccination rates in marginalized and high risk communities through their mobile vaccination site program.

    “We are grateful to University of Arizona President Robert Robbins for sharing this resource with us,” said Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Administrator. “This supply is going to do immediate good in helping us get vaccine into the hardest to reach parts of our community.”

    This additional vaccine supply will be used to support three upcoming “pop-up” style vaccine sites on the east and south sides of Tucson targeting communities that have high numbers of people eligible for the vaccine but may not get it due to challenges like registration, transportation, or language.

    “The University has been an important partner since the beginning of our response to COVID-19 and we appreciate their support of our community,” said Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen.