Valleywise Health is launching a series of public COVID-19 vaccination events with the first set for noon to 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center-Peoria at Grand Avenue and Cotton Crossing.
The more than 250 appointments can be secured at covid19.valleywisehealth.org.
The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be available to adults and children aged 12 and older while single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to those 18 and older. Walk-ups will be accepted pending availability; appointments are encouraged. Given the outdoor temperature, this will not be a drive-thru event and all vaccinations will be administered by medical professionals within the community health centers.
“We have been able to provide COVID-19 vaccine to our existing patients over the last few months through our community health centers, but as we enter this next phase of vaccination, Valleywise Health is pleased to offer this opportunity to the broader community,” said Barbara Harding, senior vice president of Ambulatory Services and CEO of FQHC Clinics at Valleywise Health.
“As the safety net health care system of Maricopa County, we believe that anyone who is willing to take the vaccine should have that opportunity and we are thankful for our partners at Curative for their assistance in making these events possible.”
Below is a comprehensive list of vaccine events with details on vaccine availability at each. Events are subject to change, visit covid19.
valleywisehealth.org for latest updates and to book appointments.
• Friday, May 28, at Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center-Peoria (Pfizer first).
• Friday, June 18, at Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center-Peoria (Pfizer second, J&J).
• Saturday, June 19, at City of Avondale Community Health Center (Pfizer first).
• Sunday, June 20, at Laveen Public Schools-Desert Meadows School (Pfizer first).
• Saturday, July 10, at City of Avondale Community Health Center (Pfizer second, J&J).
•Sunday, July 11, at Laveen Public Schools-Desert Meadows School (Pfizer second, J&J).
“As the vaccine has become more widely available and barriers to receiving it lessen, we hope our community will take advantage of this opportunity as we seek to slowly come out of this pandemic and get closer to immunity within our County,” said Dr. Michael White, chief clinical officer at Valleywise Health.
“We have seen the effectiveness of this vaccine to mitigate serious illness and hospitalization which really provides that light at the end of the tunnel for those in healthcare and all of us as individuals.”