When will individuals aged 65+ be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination?

The Trump administration announced on January 12, 2021 the plan to release additional doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to states to expand vaccinations to individuals age 65 and older. On January 13, 2021, Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) ADHS announced the inclusion of those individuals as priority populations within Phase 1b.

Although the release of additional vaccine will result in increased future allocations, Coconino County continues to have limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccine at this time. All vaccine doses in Coconino County are matched with already booked appointments. There are currently no available appointments for vaccinations at the Fort Tuthill vaccination site. Additional appointment times will be added when more vaccine supplies are received.

Coconino County is currently vaccinating those eligible individuals in Phase 1a and priority populations within Phase 1b. Healthcare providers are included in Phase 1a, and priority populations within Phase 1b include education and childcare workers, law enforcement and protective services, and individuals age 75 and older. Those aged 65 and older are now being added to the County’s priority populations within Phase 1b and are eligible for vaccination when vaccine supplies allow.

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1. Who will get a COVID-19 vaccine?
2. What Phase of vaccination is Coconino County in?
3. Where can I get vaccinated?
4. I am a resident of a different county. Can I get my vaccine in Coconino County?
5. How will CCHHS verify if someone is in a certain priority group?
6. Why did the County move to vaccinating priority populations within Phase 1b when my family member who lives in a congregate setting and therefore is part of 1a hasn’t received their vaccine yet?
7. When will individuals aged 65+ be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination?
8. What verification is needed for place of residence?
9. How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine will be needed?
10. What can I do to protect myself from getting COVID-19 until I am eligible to get the vaccine?
11. Do I need to wear a mask when I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
12. Who SHOULDN’T be vaccinated?
13. Who is paying for the vaccine?
14. If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available?
15. Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have received 2 doses of vaccine?
16. When can I stop wearing a mask and avoiding close contact with others after I have been vaccinated?
17. How can I trust the vaccine will be safe?
18. How will adverse events and vaccine safety be monitored?
19. What side effects could there be from the vaccine?
20. What if I feel sick after getting vaccinated?
21. How can I tell if I am having side effects or if I am sick?