Wickenburg, AZ, March 2nd, 2021 – Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) will have the first public COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on March 3rd, 2021 with multiple clinics to follow. “The State of AZ has been receiving limited doses of vaccine with no promise as to the quantity of vaccine doses WCH will receive.” Karen Smith RN, NMCC, LSSGB Manager, Infection Prevention and Employee Health Chair, Safety Subcommittee at Wickenburg Community Hospital states. “Appointments will be made available based on the amount of vaccine allocated to WCH. If you have not been able to register for a vaccine at WCH, please continue to check back through the State’s website as we will open additional appointments as we receive additional vaccine.”
The first round of public clinic appointments have been opened through the Arizona Health Department’s registration website (podvaccine.azdhs.gov) and are being reserved quickly. If no appointment slots come up on that site, this means all appointments have been booked. Those not able to use a computer may schedule by phone at 1-844-542-8201 or dial 211.
On Monday, March 1st, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced that Beginning March 2 ADHS will open 50,000 vaccination appointments at State Farm and Phoenix Municipal Stadium for those 55 and older.
“Despite the State lowering the age group to 55 and above, WCH will only be able to take registration for persons age 65 and older at this time. Our community still has a large number of age 65 and older persons in need of the vaccine.” Karen Smith explains vaccine eligibility at WCH vaccine clinics by stating, “We must prioritize getting vaccine to these community members. Once WCH receives additional vaccine, we will be able to expand our vaccine events to include additional qualifying groups into our registration process.”