- Vaccine Info
Coconino County COVID-19 Information Line: 928-679-7300
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The COVID-19 vaccine administered in Coconino County is determined by vaccine supply. Individuals cannot select a preferred vaccine type. There is no guarantee as to the type of vaccine available for an appointment time. Second vaccine doses will be provided using the same vaccine type as the first dose as required by the manufacturer. Appointments are required to receive a vaccination. Those without an appointment on the day they are seeking vaccination will be turned away.
COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS UPDATE
Any person aged 18 or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Coconino County.
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There is no cost to receive the vaccine, however, individuals with insurance should bring their insurance card. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance. Individuals without internet access or who require assistance with registration can call the COVID-19 Information Line at 928-679-7300.
Additional partner vaccination sites will be added as available. Coconino County Health and Human Services is actively working with state and local partners to facilitate agreements that will allow vaccine to be allocated for additional distribution outside of current operations, such as pharmacies and other private providers. This will help increase access to vaccine among priority populations.
The exact timeline of vaccine distribution will depend on factors such as how many vaccine types have been approved, how many doses have been manufactured and allocated to Coconino County, how many individuals decide to get vaccinated, and other logistical factors. As more vaccine is available to more groups of people, more locations will open to provide vaccine. Eventually, COVID-19 vaccine will be available through doctors’ offices, pharmacies, clinics, outpatient providers, and other healthcare facilities.
The COVID-19 Information Line is available to assist.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) members who need assistance getting to and from their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please view the Non-Emergency Transportation (NEMT) contact list options for AHCCCS members. https://www.azahcccs.gov/AHCCCS/Downloads/COVID19/AHCCCSHealthPlanNEMTcontact.pdf
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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- Who will get a COVID-19 vaccine?
- Who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Coconino County?
- Where can I get vaccinated?
- Can minors/children get the COVID-19 vaccine?
- I am a resident of a different county. Can I get my vaccine in Coconino County?
- I received my first dose at another location, can I receive second dose from Coconino County Health and Human Services?
- How will CCHHS verify if someone is in a certain priority group?
- Why did the County move to vaccinating additional populations when my family member who lives in a congregate setting and therefore is part of 1a hasn’t received their vaccine yet?
- What verification is needed for place of residence?
- How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine will be needed?
- What can I do to protect myself from getting COVID-19 until I am eligible to get the vaccine?
- How can I tell if I am having side effects from the vaccine or if I am sick?
- Do I need to wear a mask when I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Who SHOULDN’T be vaccinated?
- Who is paying for the vaccine?
- If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available?
- Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have received 2 doses of vaccine?
- When can I stop wearing a mask and avoiding close contact with others after I have been vaccinated?
WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO PREPARE
Coconino County has been anticipating the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine for several months. In preparation we have:
ABOUT THE VACCINE
BENEFITS OF GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE
COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19
- COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19 and are safe.
- Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
- Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- Experts continue to conduct more studies about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on severity of illness from COVID-19, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination will be a safer way to help build protection
- COVID-19 illness can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
- Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Watch a video on what an EUA is.
- Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as natural immunity. But experts don’t know how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience illness.
COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic
- The COVID-19 vaccine will lead to a future where we don't need to wear masks because there will be underlying immunity in case of exposure. That day is not here yet and will not be until we reach a certain threshold of immunization and achieve herd immunity, therefore, people should continue to mask and social distance.
- The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
- Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.
ABOUT THE ROLLOUT
Every resident in the U.S. will eventually be eligible for COVID-19 immunization. Current vaccines are approved for those aged 16 and older.
Due to limited initial supply, eligibility will be determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and will occur in Phases according to risk and maximum benefit to society as determined by the CDC’s Advisory Council on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
FACTS ABOUT THE VACCINE
Accurate vaccine information is vital. Learn the facts about it here.
Long term care facilities:
- Many LTC facilities will receive their vaccinations from the CDC Pharmacy Program
- Those not in the program will be contacted by a Coconino County liaison to work on their immunization plan
Please contact email@example.com to inquire about providing COVID-19 vaccinations or for other questions about Phase 1a immunization in Coconino County.
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