Members of the Abrazo West Campus

Members of the Abrazo West Campus command post team meet with Alice Cooper during his recent visit to greet volunteers.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper proved he is a nice guy after all when he recently visited the southwest COVID-19 vaccination POD at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear. 

Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, thanked volunteers and staff for their dedication to serving the community, signed autographs and visited with registered participants.

“We’re here today signing autographs and for some morale building,” said Cooper, who also received his first dose of the vaccine. “I think it’s a good idea to get both vaccinations. I’ll be back in 21 days to get my next one.

“All the people out here are great. All the volunteers are terrific. I just want to thank everybody for volunteering, and I think once we all get vaccinated, we’ll beat this thing. If Alice Cooper can get a shot, anybody can.”

Abrazo West officials complimented the collaboration of all the partners and support to provide vaccinations at the southwest POD.

“I am so impressed with the dedication I’ve seen not only for this effort but by everyone in the hospital working night and day to care for our patients,” said Abrazo West Campus CEO Christina Oh.

“The teamwork shown by staff, volunteers, police and fire and other partners to support this historic effort is nothing short of amazing.”

As the one-year mark approaches of the identified community spread COVID-19 case in Maricopa County, those in health care note that while much has been learned about the virus, there is still more work to do to manage the pandemic’s effects. 

“The vaccinations are an important step in the direction of bringing the virus under control. But we can’t let our guard down,” Oh said. “Continue to follow CDC guidelines, and when it’s your turn, sign up for the vaccine. In the meantime, please protect yourselves and others by wearing a mask in public, using proper hand hygiene and practicing social distancing.”