Tucson, Arizona 2021-04-30 18:21:54 –
Tucson, Arizona — The Arizona Department of Health is expanding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting May 3rd, more clinics and clinics will be able to order Moderna vaccines directly.
“We continue to monitor the number of vaccines given daily. We are now seeing supply and demand responses. And now we are still willing to receive vaccines but may be busy. We know that there are individuals, and now we need to make it more convenient. More in the areas where they live, work and play. In their grocery stores and pharmacies, you start to open it. You’ll see when they go to see a doctor, “said Dr. Cara Christ, director of ADHS.
According to ADHS, the Moderna vaccine is the best choice of the three vaccines used in the clinic because of its less stringent storage requirements.
This direct order currently applies to approximately 1,200 providers throughout the state.
“I think it’s one important message and question from the department, which is to allow non-onboarded providers to be onboarded and provide vaccines directly in the office,” says Christ. I did.
Providers registered with ADHS can order vaccines directly from the CDC using a program called ACIS. Each provider can order up to 200 doses in a two week period.
“The federal government allows you to order through their program. What they do is that they can order up to 200 Moderna just by entering ACIS. They If they are holding a special event, they can inform us and we can increase that amount, “Christ said.
The health department expects more than 100,000 doses to be shipped and made available to healthcare providers and clinics for ordering next week.
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