Arizona passes 1 million vaccine doses administered Wednesday, Ducey says

About two months after vaccine distribution began in Arizona, the total amount of doses administered in the state passed a million on Wednesday, according to Gov. Doug Ducey.

Per KTAR News:

PHOENIX — About two months after vaccine distribution began in Arizona, the total amount of doses administered in the state passed a million on Wednesday, according to Gov. Doug Ducey.

State health officials reported about 997,000 doses doled out since early December as of Wednesday morning’s latest update. Arizona has been vaccinating more than 30,000 residents daily in recent weeks.

Of the million shots administered, about 210,000 residents have received both doses of the vaccine.

“We’ve reached a major milestone with our one millionth dose,” Ducey said in a press release. “The dedication and hard work of many made this accomplishment possible. Nurses, doctors, health technicians, support staff, volunteers — to each and every one of you, thank you.”

Vaccine distribution has increased rapidly as the state continues to roll out mass vaccination sites.

The third of its kind, located at the University of Arizona in Tucson, was announced Wednesday.

State Farm Stadium in Glendale opened for 24/7 vaccine service Jan. 11. Phoenix Municipal Stadium followed as a daytime-only site Feb. 1.

Both have the capacity to give 12,000 shots per day but are operating below that level while vaccine remains in short supply.

For more information about statewide vaccine availability, the ADHS website has a vaccine-finder page with a map of locations and information about registration.

20 hours ago

OKLAHOMA GOV: I Agree With Gov. Abbott — That’s Why Oklahoma Reopened Last Summer

Statewide mask mandates have done little to flatten the curve and keeping businesses locked down kills jobs and hurts the state long-term.

23 hours ago

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Announces Executive Order Requiring Schools To Return To In-Person Learning

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey introduced an executive order Wednesday requiring schools to return to in-person learning by March 15 or after Spring Break.

1 day, 18 hours ago

Reporter to sue Michigan Gov. Whitmer for allegedly not releasing COVID-19 nursing home data

A lawsuit is being prepared against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for allegedly not releasing COVID-19 data on nursing home deaths

1 day, 19 hours ago

Gov. Larry Hogan: Open the damn schools – Biden must send this message loud and clear

Leadership is about far more than the nuts and bolts of policy-making

1 day, 20 hours ago

Whitmer administration's three taxpayer-funded payouts for severance packages total nearly $253,000

Within 48 hours, reporters have illuminated three secret taxpayer-funded severance packages in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.

1 day, 23 hours ago

Mississippi lifts county mask mandates and allows businesses 'to operate at full capacity'

Gov. Tate Reeves announced that "it is time" for the state of Mississippi to lift all county mask mandates and allow businesses "to operate at full capacity" as early as Wednesday.