Sunday, January 24, 2021

Message from Supervisor Donna Michaels

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS in YAVAPAI COUNTY

Now is the time for us to come together as a community, to volunteer to help insure everyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccination gets one, and for Yavapai County residents to receive their vaccination.

Starting Monday, January 25th, Spectrum HealthCare is launching a VACCINATION STATION EVENT across YAVAPAI COUNTY. The goal for this effort is to administer 1500+ COVID-19 vaccines county-wide, daily. There are vaccination sites in both Eastern and Western Yavapai County.

SPECTRUM HEALTHCARE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

Roles and descriptions for the Cottonwood and Prescott Valley sites are listed at https://www.spectrumhealthcare-group.com/volunteer/.

Please consider sharing this message with contacts you have who may be able to assist. Each volunteer will need to sign up individually, and include their first and last name, phone number and a unique email address not linked to another volunteer. Lunch will be provided!

STAY SAFE!
WEAR YOUR MASK!
VOLUNTEER!

Your Supervisor,

Donna Michaels
Yavapai County Supervisor, District 3

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Below is the official statement from the Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services about the situation with getting shots into the arms of Yavapai County residents.

In Yavapai County, we are working to establish vaccination locations and offerings in order to accommodate the needs of our residents. Both hospitals and approximately 25 other local healthcare providers have signed up as vaccine providers as of now. We will also be rolling out a CDC Retail Pharmacy Partner program in the coming weeks (maybe as early as Jan. 19th) that will allow our local pharmacies to carry and administer vaccines. Currently, vaccinations for the Phase 1a groups (healthcare providers and healthcare support occupations, Emergency Medical Service Workers, and Long Term Care facility residents and staff) have been conducted by YCCHS, YRMC, VVMC and Spectrum Healthcare and are our priority. We are hoping to have many of these other local providers and pharmacies on-board by the end of January to help with the phase 1b populations. More information will be posted to our website at www.yavapai.us/chs as we have more updates on when, where and how people can sign up or show up for vaccinations.

For now, we are asking the public to be patient. We are only being allocated 3,900 vaccines per week in Yavapai County, and the 1b population alone is over 70,000 individuals. This is going to take us weeks, if not months to work through the 1b populations with such a limited vaccine supply. We are hoping to start vaccinating 1c populations in Spring of this year, unless more vaccine is made available to us, allowing us to expedite the process. We are currently updating our website with information, and will have more updates in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned, and we will continue to work hard to roll out the vaccine as efficiently and effectively as we can with the limitations we are facing.

Sincerely,
Leslie Horton, MA, MCHES
Director
Yavapai County Community Health Services

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Info on COVID Vaccination Availability

 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES


News Release

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2021

Media Contact: Steve Elliott

Email: pio@azdhs.gov


Nearly 44,000 people in seven hours book appointments for state 24/7 vaccination site

Another 50,000 appointments available through end of January at State Farm Stadium

PHOENIX ‒ In just seven hours today, nearly 44,000 Arizonans have made appointments to be vaccinated at the state’s first 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. 


Of those appointments, nearly 29,000 are for the site’s first week of operation.  

The site, launched by the Arizona Department of Health Services in partnership with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, and the Arizona Cardinals, begins offering appointments at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday for health care workers, first responders, teachers, law enforcement officers, Arizonans over age 75, and others at the top of the priority list for vaccine distribution.

“What great news to have so many Arizonans already able to take advantage of the increased vaccination capacity this site provides,” said ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ. “Even better news is there’s room for plenty more: We have another 50,000 appointments available around the clock through the end of the month.” 


Registration is available for the vaccination site at State Farm Stadium and several other sites throughout the state at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/. Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine. Those without computer access or needing extra help registering can call 1-844-542-8201, staffed through support from the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, the Banner Health Poison and Drug Information Center, and Crisis Response Network’s 211 Arizona program. 


In addition, individuals creating an account on podvaccine.azdhs.gov/ can schedule an appointment on behalf of relatives or dependents through that account, which is recommended for those with older family members or family without access to a computer. Those scheduled for vaccination will need to show identification upon arrival to the vaccination site demonstrating they qualify for phases 1A or priority 1B.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has established the site in part thanks to a $1 million grant from the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation. More than 300 volunteers with Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona will provide 24/7 staffing, while the Arizona Cardinals have provided the facility, tents, technical assistance, and other critical support. 


ADHS has contracted with Walgreens to provide pharmacy support and ASU to provide logistical support and additional staffing, supplies, and resources. 


For more information on COVID-19 vaccination, please visit azhealth.gov/COVID19vaccine. For more information about how to schedule an appointment through https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/, including how to schedule an appointment for a family member, please visit azhealth.gov/patientportalguide