This guide will be regularly updated. (Last updated: May 6, 2021) Read this in Spanish here.
I’ve heard directly from many Arizonans who shared concerns with our state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Many residents are eager to learn more about where, when and how they can get a shot.
Ensuring every single person in our state has access to the vaccine is critical to ending this pandemic — and that starts with making sure everyone has the most accurate, up-to-date information on vaccinations. Here are answers to some of your most common questions and resources that can help.
Am I eligible for the vaccine?
Any Arizonan 16 years old or older can register for a vaccine at any state-run site and most county-run sites. All counties in the state, have opened vaccine eligibility to those 16 years old and older.
Where can I get the vaccine?
You can get a vaccine at a number of state-run and county-run sites or through your local pharmacy or community health clinic.
You can register through the Arizona Department of Health Services’ (ADHS) vaccine portal to make an appointment at one of Arizona’s mass vaccination sites. Consider making an account now so you’ll be ready to grab a spot quickly when more appointments become available.
You can find vaccine providers near you using interactive maps provided by ADHS, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you don’t have time to look through these maps, you can text your ZIP code to 438829 and receive information on the three closest sites within seconds.
After your first vaccine dose, you will receive a card that confirms your vaccination and you should expect to be scheduled for your second dose shortly after your shot. If your second dose isn’t scheduled at that time, you should expect an email or call within a few days to set up your second dose appointment.
If you do not receive any follow-up, call the ADHS COVID-19 Hotline at 1–844–542–8201 or contact your vaccine provider.
I am having trouble making an appointment, technical issues or need more information. Who can help me?
ADHS and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health are working hard to resolve ongoing technical issues and respond to public concerns. I understand this can be a confusing or frustrating process, and my team will continue to do everything we can to answer your questions.
For help booking an appointment through the ADHS Patient Portal, call its COVID-19 vaccine navigation line at (480) 573–0332 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For technical support with ADHS’ vaccine patient portal, call (602) 542–1000 and for general information, call the Arizona COVID-19 hotline at 1-(844) 542–8201. If you are experiencing long hold times with the state hotline, we encourage you to consult its technical issue guide.
Here is a list of every county health department website and the age at which their vaccine edibility starts, according to ADHS.
• Apache County (16+)
• Cochise County (16+)
• Coconino County (16+)
• Gila County (16+)
• Graham County (16+)
• Greenlee County (16+)
• La Paz County (16+)
• Maricopa County (16+)
• Mohave County (16+)
• Navajo County (16+)
• Pima County (16+)
• Pinal County (16+)
• Santa Cruz County (16+)
• Yavapai County (16+)
• Yuma County (16+)
Why can’t I find a vaccine?
Vaccine appointments are scarce and fill up quickly because supply is limited and demand is high. That will likely continue to be the case until Arizona and the rest of the country gets access to more doses more often.
More vaccines are being manufactured every day, and the federal government is working closely with Arizona to make vaccines available as quickly as possible. Our office will continue to send email updates about new vaccine appointments as they become available, so please continue to look for those.
Arizonans can visit participating pharmacies’ websites, such as Walgreens or CVS, to schedule appointments. You can find which pharmacies or local health clinics near you are vaccinating eligible people through ADHS’ vaccine map or the Maricopa Department of Public Health’s vaccine map.
Every Arizonan, regardless of insurance or citizenship status, will be able to get the vaccine at no cost. I’ll continue to work every day to make sure our state gets the resources it needs to keep our communities safe and healthy.
To find more information about COVID-19 and the state and federal resources available to you, please use my office’s Community Resource Guide or visit the COVID-19 information page on my website.