PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are hoping for a spike in vaccine demand with doses now available for children ages 12-15.
A pop-up vaccination clinic for children is planned Saturday near downtown Phoenix, including much of the largely Latino Maryvale neighborhood.
The Arizona Department of Health Services said people also will be going door-to-door to educate residents about vaccines and distribute yard signs.
More than 5.6 million vaccine doses have been administered in Arizona. Nearly 3.2 million people, or 44.3% of the state’s eligible population, have received at least one dose. Nearly 2.7 million are fully vaccinated.
Arizona reported 590 new cases of the coronavirus and 12 new deaths.
The data posted on the state dashboard Thursday brings the pandemic-wide totals to 875,195 cases and 17,509 deaths.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 deviated little from the last few days at 591. Of those, 174 were in ICUs.