Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Tuesday, May 4: State closing UA vax POD at end of June; County rolling out mobile vax clinics with FEMA support; Shots available without appointments – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-05-04 11:36:00 –

The University of Arizona plans to abolish the vaccination site on June 25th and has announced a new time.

As demand for vaccines declines and “other vaccination instruments become more accessible,” UA POD cuts business hours and moves completely indoors to the Ina E. Gittings Building on Monday, closing drive-throughs. To do. UA President Robert C. Robins announced the latest information about the university on Monday morning.

At the beginning of next week, UA POD will reduce that time from 10 am to 5 pm and will continue a new time on June 1st, offering only a second dose.

“We plan to cancel the appointment for the first dose relatively soon to confirm that the second dose is reserved at the University of Arizona POD. This will end all shots initiated here. “Communication Holly Jensen. Click here for details.

County launches mobile vax pod

Pima County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working together to create a vulnerable community at high risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection as health authorities are working to overcome vaccine evasion for some civilians. We are launching a mobile vaccination unit to reach.


The operation includes two mobile vaccination units (MVUs) capable of administering 250 vaccines per day, and 70 administrative staff and federal vaccinations from FEMA, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ministry of Labor. It is included. County press release.

The unit will run until June 26th, run in two simultaneous locations for three days, dismantle in one day and move to the next location. Locations were selected based on census data and the social vulnerability index of the area to identify highly vulnerable communities.

“We are very grateful to FEMA for working with us in this effort to reach the pockets of the community where this life-saving vaccine may not be easily accessible,” said Pima County Administration. Said Chuck Hackelberry. “Being able to provide vaccines in the evenings and weekends will allow us to reach out to people who cannot be vaccinated due to work or school schedules. With this effort, we will start putting this pandemic behind us. There’s really no reason not to roll up your sleeves and take your shots so that you can. ”

These sites offer walk-up vaccinations for both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis for people over the age of 18. Vaccinated people will return to the same mobile site 28 days after their first visit and receive a second dose, following the CDC’s guidance. Help is available to anyone in need of assistance with travel, language, or other accommodation.

The planned mobile clinics are:

May 7-9, 10 am-8pm

  • Casino del Sol, 5655W.Valencia Road
  • Desert Diamond Casino, 7350S. Nogales Highway.

May 11-13, 10 am-8pm

  • Greyhound Park, 2601S. Third Avenue.
  • Wheeler Taft Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive

May 15-17, 10 am-8pm

  • Lily trace track, 4502N. First Avenue.
  • Curtis Park, 2110W.Curtis Road

The county continues to offer vaccinations at several vaccination centers, mobile pop-up clinics and pharmacies.visit pima.gov/covid19vaccine For more information.

No reservation required for UA vax POD

You no longer need to make a reservation to get a shot at the UA vaccination distribution point. POD is now accepting people coming in for shots over the age of 16.

Pod closed the drive-through clinic due to rising temperatures, but offers a seating clinic at Ina E. Gittingsville (1737 E. University Boulevard) daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

If you want to schedule an appointment, the state is expected to open a new first-dose appointment every day. podvaccine.azdhs.gov.. For English or Spanish help, please call 602-542-1000 or 844-542-8201.

If you need help, please call the COVID Ambassador Team Hotline (520-848-4045) daily from 7am to 7pm or send us an email. covidhelp@arizona.edu..

Meanwhile, Pima County officials are shifting to indoor vaccination sites to allow staff and volunteers to withstand temperatures of 3 degrees Celsius for extended periods of time.

Tucson Medical Center has closed its drive-through vaccination clinic and moved its operations to the Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The site is open Monday, Thursday, Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am to 7 pm.Register with https://vaccine.tmcaz.com/MyChart/OpenScheduling..

Pima County has opened a new indoor vaccine site at the Kino Event Center, which previously conducted COVID testing. The site is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm.Register with azdhs.gov..

The county is also open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm El Pueblo Center, 101W. Opened an indoor vaccination POD on Irvineton Road. No reservation required.

Banner-South Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ahoway Drive-Through POD currently offers reservations between 7:30 am and 12:30 pm and will be fully closed on May 14.

As of Tuesday, May 4, 402,679 people in Pima County had at least one virus infection, accounting for 38.5% of the population. A total of 322,792 people were fully vaccinated.

For more information or additional mobile clinics, please visit: pima.gov/covid19vaccineregistration Or call 520-222-0119.

Many local pharmacies are now vaccinated. To find something near you Visit the ADHS website.

Take the test: Pima County has a free COVID test

Pima County continues to offer many test centers and pop-up test sites around the town, including the Erietown Flowing Wells Community Center on the North Side, 1660 W. Laslav Road.Schedule an appointment with pima.gov/covid19testing..

An antibody test at the University of Arizona can determine if you are infected with COVID and currently have antibodies. To sign up for the test, please visit: https://covid19antibodytesting.arizona.edu/home..

Today’s numbers

With 701 new cases reported today, the total number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Arizona exceeded 865,000 as of Tuesday, May 4, according to the Arizona Department of Health.

In Pima County, which reported 76 new cases today, 115,437 of the state’s 865,280 confirmed cases have been identified.

A total of 17,355 Arizona people died after being infected with COVID-19, including 11 new deaths reported this morning on May 4, including 2,397 deaths in Pima County.

As of May 3, a total of 615 coronavirus patients were hospitalized. This is about 12% of the number of hospitalizations at the peak of the winter surge, which reached 5,082 on January 12. The peak of summer was 3,517, which was set in July. The minimum number of subsequent inpatients with COVID, set on September 27, 2020, was 468.

On May 3, a total of 808 people visited the emergency room with COVID-like symptoms. That number is 34.5% of the record high of 2,341 set on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. That number peaked during the summer wave of 2,008 in July. July 2020; hit a subsequent low of 653 on September 28, 2020.

A total of 184 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the intensive care unit on May 3, accounting for approximately 15.5% of the record 1,183 ICU patients set on January 11. The record number of ICU beds in the summer was 970, set on July 13. , 2020. Subsequent lows were 114 on September 22, 2020.

— With additional reports from Austin Counts, Christina Duran, Jeff Gardner and Mike Truelsen

Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Tuesday, May 4: State closing UA vax POD at end of June; County rolling out mobile vax clinics with FEMA support; Shots available without appointments Source link Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Tuesday, May 4: State closing UA vax POD at end of June; County rolling out mobile vax clinics with FEMA support; Shots available without appointments

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