Arizona health officials talk about availability of second COVID-19 vaccine doses
With the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan underway, health experts are wondering whether or not Arizona has enough second doses to administer.
PHOENIX – As of January 16, Arizona ranks highest in the country for weekly COVID-19 cases and all eyes are on the vaccine rollout, which continues to be slower than initially expected.
The state announced earlier this week that it would expand Phase 1B of vaccine distribution to people aged 65 to 74.
“At the end of the day, there are a lot of people in category 1B. A lot more people than we have vaccine available, ”said Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
He adds, “The more people you add, the less likely you are to forward them for the second vaccine.”
He says there were already around a million people in Phase 1B, which means the state …
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