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WCH COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Those in groups prioritized for vaccination can register for appointments at podvaccine.azdhs.gov or may call

1-844-542-8201 or dial 211.

***If you do not see appointments for the Wickenburg location, that means all have been booked and there are no openings at that time. Please continue to check the website for open appointments.

Wickenburg Community Hospital is excited to begin offering public vaccine clinics on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health Services. The organization is grateful for the opportunity to assist in the distribution process in our rural community.

WHEN: The first public clinic will be held on March 3rd, 2021 with multiple to follow well into early summer. These will continue to be scheduled as the need deems it necessary and vaccine is available.

WHERE: Inside the Wickenburg Community Hospital activity room, all scheduled patients must utilize the community entrance found on the North side, off Bralliar Road – between the main entrance and the rehabilitation center.

WHAT to Bring: All patients must have state confirmation of appointment, along with a photo ID and insurance card (if applicable) and a face covering.

Points of Clarification:

  1. The Community Hospital Clinics are not approved distribution PODs for the COVID vaccine at this time.
  2. Wickenburg Community Hospital is approved as a point of distribution for the vaccine, however, may only provide the vaccine through the state program. Therefore, may not provide a separate registration or distribution process. All patients who are administered the vaccine must be documented according to state regulation.
  3. Registration for the COVID-19 Vaccine must be completed through the Arizona State vaccine patient portal found at azdhs.gov/ or those who are not able to utilize a computer may call 211 to register for the vaccine by phone.
  4. Eligibility to receive the vaccine now includes:
    • Healthcare and EMS workers
    • Long-term care facility residents & staff
    • Adults age 65 and older
    • K-12 school staff and childcare workers
    • Law enforcement/protective services*
    • Beginning March 2 ADHS will open 50,000 vaccination appointments at State Farm and Phoenix Municipal Stadium for those 55 and older

Those in groups prioritized for vaccination still need to register for appointments at podvaccine.azdhs.gov or may call 1-844-542-8201 or dial 211.

Click here to see the Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet.

Wickenburg Community Hospital & Clinics Safety Restrictions


Wickenburg Community Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital that can, and has, taken care of COVID-19 patients.

For those patients who need a higher level of care, the providers in the Emergency Department and the Hospitalists on the Acute Care Unit work with the Arizona Department of Health Services SurgeLine to facilitate the transfer of any patient who requires a higher level of care (For example, a patient who needs to be in Intensive Care for Ventilator services).

Infection Prevention Guidelines:

• The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet). Using physical distancing strategies helps minimize that close contact where droplets can transmit disease.
Wear masks in public settings to reduce the potential for spreading the disease. The Maricopa Mask Mandate continues to be in effect.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay at home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) and immediately throw the tissue in the trash and disinfect your hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Avoid congregating in groups. People at higher risk for severe illness include adults 65 or older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.

Symptoms and Severity:

Illness can be severe and require hospitalization, but most individuals recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids, and taking pain and fever-reducing medications. These symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure and can include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include: difficulty getting enough air, chest pain, change in alertness or responsiveness, bluish lips or face, rapid breathing.

*These symptom lists are not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Primary Care – 928-668-1833 – Providers are available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. Telehealth Visits are also being offered.

Emergency Care – 928-684-5421 – Providers are available 24/7 – If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911. 

COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASES


As of March 5th, 2021 Arizona Department of Health Services confirms the following COVID-19 cases: (This is a rapidly-evolving situation and the risk assessment may change daily.)

  • Reported for the State of Arizona today – 2,276 new cases and 84 new deaths – 14.0% Total Percent Positive. 
  • 514,132 individuals in Maricopa County – Increase of 1,097
  • 17,637 individuals Yavapai County – Increase of 517
  • 25 individuals in Yarnell (85362) – No Change
  • 46 individuals in Congress (85332) – No Change
  • 105 individuals in Morristown (85342) – No Change
  • 736 individuals in Wickenburg (85390) – Increase of 4
  • 111 individuals in Aguila (85320) – No Change
  • 535 individuals in Wittmann (85361) – No Change

Arizona Community Spread: Widespread

Number of Cases in Arizona: 823,132

Number of Deaths in Arizona: 16,269

Changes occurred between March 4th and March 5th;

**Updates to this page are made by 10am most business days; if you are in need of more information please visit Arizona Department of Health Services.

 

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Maricopa County Resources


Maricopa County CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) updates are also available.

The CDC has great tools and information, please review below.

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