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  • Pinal County was allowed to order Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. On December 9, 2020, Pinal County ordered 10,000 doses, the maximum allowed during our first allotment. Pinal County has approximately 8,000 healthcare workers, which are in the first group to be vaccinated. The shipments started arriving December 21st with the full allotment arriving by December 24th.
  • Pinal County Public Health began vaccinating healthcare providers on December 23rd at a secure location. The county is notified, at times weekly, when more vaccine can be ordered in the amount allowed by the CDC and the state. The amounts are based on population.
  • Community partners such as hospitals and other healthcare organizations or providers were notified in September there was an application process known as “onboarding” through ADHS in order for agencies to be able to vaccinate persons in their communities. ADHS then approved sites based on several criteria such as whether or not adequate temperature monitoring for vaccines was in place.
  • Pinal County Public Health was then allowed to “allocate” doses to public health as well as other community providers based on the number of doses they indicated they could store/administer. In this first allotment, Pinal Public Health allocated doses among those who had “onboarded” prior to December 9, 2020. More community partners are currently going through the “onboarding process” with ADHS.
  • These are the 1a, 1b and 1c groups listed on the Pinal Public Health Website. They are based on the CDC and state recommendations. (They may change if other guidelines are suggested).
  • As public health and our community partners who have “onboarded with ADHS” finish group 1a, healthcare providers we will move to group 1b. The 1b group is large and will be vaccinated systematically, by type such as law enforcement, education sector, critical infrastructure. As more vaccine arrives, the 1b groups will be notified via email listserves and provided further instructions.
  • As more vaccine arrives, when we get to the 1c group, (those 65 and older and adults with high risk medical conditions), locations for vaccination and the registration process will be posted on the Pinal public health covid website. As we move forward into the general population, vaccination sites and the registration process will be posted on the Pinal public health covid website.
  • You will receive your second dose. Please be reassured that a second allotment will automatically be sent to match the first dose.
COVID-19 Page

Public Health Director's Most Recent Updates:

  • April 6th Updates

    April 7th, 2021 – 4:30 PM

    It is National Public Health week and a heartfelt thanks to each and every public health employee for their unwavering response to all public health concerns even though the public's eye has been on COVID.

    For the COVID vaccine updates, Pinal County community vaccinators have vaccinated 65.4% of those 65 years of age and older. We are making steady progress as we continue to vaccinate persons 18 years of age and older. Although Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been in limited supply, the Pinal County COVID vaccine locations page does identify which locations have Moderna and Janssen. We are not made aware of which vaccines the pharmacies receive.

  • April 5th Updates

    April 5th, 2021 – 10:00 AM

    On Friday, the CDC issued new guidelines for travel within the U.S.

    • Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.
    • People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States:
      • Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it
      • Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine
    • For international travel, the regulations of the country to which you are traveling still apply.

    See entire document here:

    As of this morning, 157,111 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in Pinal County. Over the weekend, there were 42 new cases of COVID 19 reported with 0 deaths. We are headed in the right direction. Happy Spring everyone!

  • April 2nd Updates

    April 2nd, 2021 – 12:00 PM

    As of today, Pinal County has administered 148,978 doses of COVID vaccine. 94,362 people have received at least one dose. Research is coming out regarding the effectiveness of the vaccine and appears promising.

    For an interesting website summarizing some of the latest research click here.

  • March 31st Updates

    March 31st, 2021 – 5:15 PM

    Media is reporting that "an ingredient mix-up at a Baltimore manufacturing plant ruined 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which could delay future shipments of this vaccine in the United States."

    According to Johnson & Johnson, there are no problems with the doses of Johnson & Johnson that have already been delivered and administered.

  • March 31st Updates

    March 31st, 2021 – 4:40 PM

    The Pinal County Public Health Department has a limited number of COVID Vaccine appointments available on Monday (4/5/21) and Tuesday (4/6/21) at the Coolidge Clinic location. This is for the Janssen Vaccine which is available for persons ages 18 and older. Please call the Central Appointment Desk at 1-866-960-0633 during business hours for an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted. Thank you.

  • March 31st Updates

    March 31st, 2021 – 2:20 PM

    ADHS has published their new K-12 School guidance to be consistent with the CDC COVID recommendations for schools.

    In addition, ADHS has posted guidelines for improving safety at prom.

    Regarding COVID vaccine updates, please see our pinal covid vaccine locations page for state sites, pharmacy sites and county partner sites. Vaccines are received weekly.

    A friendly reminder: please do not schedule and come for a COVID vaccine if you have had a different type of immunization (e.g. flu, shingles, other) 14 days prior. This is because research has not shown what type of interaction the COVID vaccine may have with a different type of vaccination. Also, if you develop any side effects, it will be unknown which vaccine caused the side effects. Schedule on day 15 or later from when you received the other type of immunization.

    Pinal County is vaccinating all persons ages 18 and older who would like to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. County sites vaccinate those who live or work in Pinal County.

  • Round Up For This Week

    March 26th, 2021 – 4:15 PM

    As of today, Pinal County community vaccine teams have administered 132,239 doses of COVID vaccines. A friendly reminder that the State run COVID vaccine sites and some federal pharmacy programs are administering Pfizer COVID vaccine which is for persons ages 16 and older. Pinal County sites are administering either Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) for ages 18 and older. If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, please be sure you are scheduled at a location that offers the Pfizer vaccine as you are not eligible for Moderna or Janssen.

    The current emergency use authorization for each vaccine type was based upon ages of study participants in clinical trials. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson all have clinical trials underway involving younger children, however that data has not yet been provided for emergency use authorization review.

    As we navigate through this pandemic, a friendly reminder to keep up preventive care such as your annual check up, eye and dental exams, mammograms or colorectal cancer screenings you may have missed this past year. Take care of each other and have an enjoyable weekend.

    With Gratitude for Your efforts,
    Tascha Spears, Ph.D., MSc., RN

  • March 25th Updates

    March 25th, 2021 – 1:00 PM

    In response to the extreme stress experienced by families who have had a COVID related death in their families, FEMA is starting the COVID funeral assistance program in April. Public Health expresses our sincere condolences to all who experienced loss of loved ones during this pandemic. Please see specific information at the following link.

  • March 24th Updates

    March 24th, 2021 – 1:00 PM

    Yesterday, the CDC issued updated guidelines for those who have been fully vaccinated advising that fully vaccinated people may want to "start doing some of the things they stopped doing because of the pandemic." Click herefor a definition of fully vaccinated and the full article

  • March 22nd Updates

    March 22nd, 2021 – 3:00 PM

    The CDC published an article on talking with family and friends regarding vaccinations. Pinal County Public Health believes in informed consent and the ability of each person to come to their own decision about COVID vaccination. We recognize there are many questions out there about the COVID vaccines and have included basic information about Moderna and Janssen COVID vaccines on our webpage. (These are the two types of vaccines administered in Pinal County).

    The CDC article notes that "everyone who chooses to get vaccinated does it for their own reason." Here are some ways to talk with family and friends without inserting personal agendas into the conversations.

    We hope you find the article helpful.

  • March 22nd Updates

    March 22nd, 2021 – 1:00 PM

    Beginning Wednesday, 3/24/21, the state run vaccination sites will open up to all persons ages 16 and older. Sixteen year olds are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine which is offered at state sites. There are currently over 50,000 appointments available at state run sites.

    Pinal County vaccination sites are currently open to all persons ages 18 and older. The lower age limit of 18 years differs from the state sites because county sites administer Moderna and Janssen vaccines which require one to be 18 or older.

    Our diagnostic positivity rate which tells us about active COVID illness in the community. It has decreased from 14% last week to 11% today. We are definitely moving in the right direction.

  • Round Up For This Week

    March 19th, 2021 – 3:30 PM

    Pinal County community partner vaccine teams have opened up Pinal County COVID vaccine locations to persons 18 and older who live or work in Pinal County. State and federal pharmacy sites may have different early vaccination groups identified. Appointments are still required for all sites. When coming to an appointment at a county site, please bring a photo ID such as your drivers license or work badge. As of this morning, many sites were once again fully booked, however, vaccine shipments arrive weekly and there will be more appointments in the coming weeks.

    In other COVID news, the CDC revised their physical distancing recommendations to be "at least 3 feet between students in classrooms" along with guidance on when greater distances are recommended.

    I saw a phrase the other day - "Be realistic but optimistic." Sounds like a good way to move forward this Spring.

    With gratitude for your efforts,
    Tascha Spears, Ph.D., M.Sc., RN

  • March 18th Updates

    March 18th, 2021 – 5:00 PM

    Pinal County COVID Vaccine community providers are opening up COVID vaccinations for those 18 years of age and older who live or work in Pinal County. This is at the County vaccine locations. Please note that state and federal pharmacy locations have different priority groups.

    The Pinal County COVID vaccine webpage identifies which vaccine is offered - Moderna or Janssen. There are currently appointments available on the Pinal County COVID Vaccine locations page.

  • March 15th Updates

    March 15th, 2021 – 12:45 PM

    There are some limited appointments for the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) covid vaccine at the county vaccination Florence library location for tomorrow (Tuesday 03/16/21) and Wednesday 3/17/21.

    (Click Here To Register)or call 1-866-960-0633 to schedule if you don't have internet access.

  • Round Up For This Week

    March 12th, 2021 – 5:00 PM

    Pinal County Public Health would like to thank all of our community vaccine partners for their continued dedication and commitment to our collective vaccination efforts in the county. As of 3/12/21 a total of 101,450 doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in Pinal County. While this includes both first and second doses, it is a milestone on the path towards achieving herd immunity and gives us all hope of enjoyable times to come.

    We have been told that Johnson and Johnson will be limited in supply until the end of March. However, we are receiving good supplies of Moderna at all vaccine locations. You will notice over the weeks that some providers are opting out of administering vaccines while new locations will be added.

    We recognize that appointments are still limited and are working hard to accommodate you as quickly as possible. We have continued to request more pharmacy vaccination locations in Pinal and ADHS has forwarded our requests to the pharmacy corporate offices. In the meantime, a friendly reminder to focus on staying healthy with good nutrition and exercise. The weather is beautiful for enjoying some fresh air outdoors where it is also easier to avoid crowds. Take good care of each other.

    With gratitude for your efforts,
    Tascha Spears, Ph.D., M.Sc., RN

  • March 11th Updates

    March 11th, 2021 – 3:00 PM

    We continue to receive Moderna at all of our Pinal County covid vaccine locations. For those coming for their scheduled second dose of Moderna, please know that you will be required to fill out a consent form again. This includes the section on screening and you will be asked if you had any side effects to the first dose.

    Other than our initial shipment this past week, we have been notified that additional doses of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine will be "little to none" until approximately the last week of March.

  • March 10th Updates

    March 10th, 2021 – 2:00 PM

    The Pinal County Public Health locations are fully booked this week administering second doses of Moderna. Therefore, first dose appointments are not being scheduled until next week. For those receiving second doses, please remember to bring your CDC vaccination card with you (that you were provided when you received your first dose).

    There may still be other vaccination appointments available at other provider locations. Please note that Sun Life is still accepting appointments. We will also be adding more vaccine location sites next week.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • March 10th Updates

    March 10th, 2021 – 10:40 AM

    A friendly reminder - another state run vaccination site is available. This one is a bit closer, located at the Chandler/Gilbert community college. This vaccine location is open to anyone in Arizona. (See registration links)

  • March 8th Updates

    March 8th, 2021 – 12:30 PM

    The CDC has issued new guidelines on "how fully vaccinated people can visit safely with others." See the following link: (Click Here)

  • March 5th Updates

    March 5th, 2021 – 10:45 AM

    The COVID (J & J) Janssen Vaccine is in limited supply and Pinal County was only allocated 3,500 doses. The current shipment of Janssen vaccine will be used for those who are essential workers with mandatory travel and those who are medically fragile. We do not know how much more Janssen Pinal will receive nor when. The County has also received a shipment of Moderna vaccine and all community partners will continue to vaccinate first and second doses of Moderna. Thank you for your patience.

  • March 4th Updates

    March 4th, 2021 – 2:30 PM

    Pinal County vaccine teams are including the state recommended early vaccination group of 55 plus in the 1B category. In addition, due to data in reference to comorbidities and COVID, Pinal County is also including high risk medical conditions in the 1B early vaccination group.

    Those with high risk medical conditions were identified early on by the CDC in vaccine priority groups and we understand you are waiting and wondering when you will be considered for vaccinations. However, given that appointments are limited, you may still need to wait to get an appointment.

    If you have a healthcare provider who is vaccinating and is familiar with your medical condition please consider getting your COVID vaccination there. For those with high risk medical conditions getting vaccinated elsewhere, you will be asked to attest to the condition. If you have questions about which high risk medical conditions have been identified by the CDC, please see the link- (Click Here)

    Please understand that appointments for next week are fully booked at most locations. We are aware that phone lines and registration links at times get overwhelmed and become inactive. We ask for your patience when you are calling or attempting to register. Pinal County vaccination teams are trying their best to schedule and administer your COVID vaccination as quickly as possible.

    You must live or work in Pinal to be vaccinated at a Pinal County vaccination location.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • March 3rd Updates

    March 3rd, 2021 – 12:30 PM

    A huge increase in call volume occurred yesterday in light of the ADHS press release on state sites expanding to vaccinate persons 55 and up. A large number of calls were also inquiring about the (Johnson & Johnson) Janssen COVID vaccine.

    Pinal County vaccine teams are still vaccinating those 65 and older as well as essential worker groups at our county vaccination locations.

    We have been notified Pinal has been allocated a small amount (3,500 doses) of Janssen vaccine which will arrive sometime next week. We will let you know as we receive more information on which locations will receive the Janssen COVID vaccine, along with which groups are recommended for priority receipt of the Janssen COVID vaccine The county continues to receive Moderna vaccine and appointments are available when shipments are received. We have not yet been advised of the amount of Moderna allocated to Pinal for next week. Thank you for your patience.

  • March 2nd Updates

    March 2nd, 2021 – 8:30 AM

    Good Morning. We do not have any additional information on when the Janssen vaccine will arrive in Arizona nor how much. We also have not been advised on how much Pinal will receive. With regard to the ADHS announcement that state pods will vaccinate those 55 and up, Pinal County COVID vaccine appointments at all county locations are fully booked quickly with the current 1B-1 group. Currently phone lines are still flooded with those in the current 1B-1 group requesting assistance in getting appointments. Pinal Public Health vaccine teams and our community partners who are vaccinating are meeting later this week to discuss when to move forward with different ages requesting vaccinations. Thank you.

  • March 1st Updates

    March 01, 2021 – 3:00 PM

    There are still multiple COVID Vaccine appointments available at the Florence library site for today through Thursday for the Moderna vaccine. If you have internet access, please schedule online through the registration link as the call Center at 866-960-0633 is flooded with calls and at times you will get an out of service message. Please know that there is no information on how many doses nor when the Janssen COVID vaccine will arrive in Pinal County. We have been informed that initial supplies of Janssen vaccine are extremely limited. Thank you.

  • February 26 Updates

    February 26, 2021 – 5:00 PM

    The Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine produced by their vaccine division, Janssen Pharmaceuticals received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA 2/26/21. The Janssen COVID vaccine requires one shot and is stable at refrigerated temperatures when shipped or stored. The Janssen vaccine is an adenovirus-based vaccine versus an mRNA vaccine. More information on the differences will be forthcoming. The CDC advises that initial shipments of Janssen COVID vaccine will be limited. As more information becomes available on the availability of Janssen COVID vaccine in Arizona, we will let you know.

  • February 26 Updates

    February 26, 2021 – 4:15 PM

    Community partner and public health vaccine teams are continuing to vaccinate with shipments received this week. A new site is available on the ADHS dashboard that indicates how many people have been administered per zip code (Click Here).It is on the main ADHS dashboard in a circular icon towards the bottom of the page.

  • February 25 Updates

    February 25, 2021 – 2:30 PM

    Pinal County vaccine teams listed on the Pinal County Public Health websites did receive Moderna COVID vaccine shipments that had been delayed in storms. Given limited supply, most appointments are already booked, however, please check the Pinal COVID vaccine location website for any locations that are not fully booked.

    It is (Johnson & Johnson) Janssen COVID vaccine Emergency Use Authorization will be determined by the FDA within 24-48 hours. If Janssen COVID Vaccine is approved for EUA use, it is currently unknown how many doses Arizona will receive, however we have been advised that initial supplies will be limited.

    We are getting a number of people coming for the COVID vaccine who have had another type of vaccine such as flu, shingles, pneumonia or others in the 14 days prior to coming for their COVID vaccine. Please do not schedule an appointment unless a minimum of 14 days has passed since you received any other type of immunization. Thank you.

  • February 24 Updates

    February 24, 2021 – 10:30 AM

    Please understand that the Moderna vaccine allocated to the Florence site is a county allocation. Therefore you MUST live or work in Pinal County to schedule an appointment at the Florence Library location. Unfortunately, if you schedule an appointment and show up and do not work or live in Pinal, we will not be able to vaccinate you. You must have an appointment. Also, only those 18 years and older are able to receive Moderna Vaccine and only those in the 1B1 vaccination group. Thank you

  • Round Up For This Week

    February 19, 2021 – 7:00 PM

    It’s been a frustrating week for everyone at the public health department as well as those who live or work in Pinal County trying to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment. Due to severe winter storms at shipping transportation hubs no vaccines arrived in Pinal this past week. Reportedly, Moderna has recalled vaccine shipments where there may have been temperature excursions due to being stuck in transit. Vaccine packaging has data loggers that track temperature so all vaccines that arrive in Pinal are examined for maintenance of adequate temperatures while in transit

    A very small number of vaccine doses were still here for appointments on Monday so if you did not receive a cancelation from the agency where you scheduled your appointment, please keep your appointment on Monday. ADHS has advised the large state vaccination sites at the stadiums in Maricopa County are still open.

    There has been no tracking information provided to allow for additional planning. Until COVID vaccines are here in our County, no additional vaccine appointments are being scheduled in Pinal. Updates will be provided Monday morning. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

    With Gratitude for Your Efforts
    Tascha Spears, Ph.D., M.Sc., RN

  • Round Up for This Week

    February 12, 2021 - 5:00 PM

    This past Monday, Pinal County Public Health and community partner vaccination teams added persons 65 and older to the 1B-1 early vaccination group. This has increased those eligible for vaccination from approximately 75,000 to around 130,000 individuals. To date, we have received enough vaccines for, and have administered, close to 46,000.

    We were able to open a new County vaccine location at Florence Library with over 600 individuals vaccinated daily there on Wednesday and Thursday. However, the vaccine supply did run out at that location on Friday. We were grateful to have the assistance of 10 federal vaccinators from FEMA/NDMS embedded with our Pinal vaccination teams this past week, and they will be deployed to other places in the United States next week.

    Our next shipment, which may arrive in the middle of next week, is 5,500 first doses and 4,500 second doses for those who already received Dose #1.

    With the large number of people trying to schedule appointments, all registration links throughout the county are overtaxed. Likewise, our Public Health phone lines are experiencing very high call volume - so we thank you for your patience if you need assistance in booking an appointment.

    The pharmacies listed on the Pinal Covid Vaccine location webpage are now receiving federal allocations of vaccine shipped directly to them, these were chosen by their corporate offices.

    The pharmacies listed on the Pinal Covid Vaccine location webpage are now receiving federal allocations of vaccine shipped directly to them, these were chosen by their corporate offices.

    As always, thank you for your patience.
    With Gratitude for Your Efforts Tascha Spears, Ph.D., M.Sc., RN

  • January 29 Updates

    January 29, 2021 - 9:30 PM

    You may have heard the recent ADHS press release: “The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), Pinal County Public Health Services District, and Arizona State University (ASU) reported today that the so- called UK COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7, has been confirmed in three test samples from the state.”

    The job of viruses is to grow and mutate and the virus causing COVID-19 is no different. Virus mutations are detected through genome sequencing which helps us understand the properties of the virus. According to the CDC, variant B.1.1.7 spreads “more easily and quickly” which may result in more cases of COVID-19 and therefore possibly more persons who seek clinical care.

    Those who may have the B.1.1.7 variant are not informed of it as genome sequencing occurs with “de-identified” samples. So, it will not be possible for any of us to let you know if you have this version of the virus.

    So far, the CDC expects that the current vaccines will be effective against this variant, adding that mitigation protocols are “essential to limit the spread of the virus and protect public health.”

    See more information on variants of the virus at the CDC link:

    For those interested in research data on Moderna vaccine’s effectiveness against variants: vaccine-retains-neutralizing-activity-against

  • Please note this is a fluid situation that changes as more information is provided by the CDC and AZDHS.

    Check out this video explaining how the COVID-19 vaccine works:

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