COVID-19 vaccine


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has asked the federal government for more COVID-19 vaccine for state residents. Most will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, but in Yuma County, because of its ease of transport and storage, health officials chose to distribute the Moderna vaccine. 

Courtesy of the Cocopah Indian Tribe.

Officials familiar with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for the Cocopah Indian Tribe in Yuma County say it has gone smoothly and a local health facility has been able use all of the vaccine doses allotted to them, but there are questions if the general public will want to be vaccinated.


The Arizona Department of Health Services Covid-19 dashboard says the first case of COVID-19 was collected on Jan. 22nd, 2020. 


One year later, there are over 700,000 cases in the state and more than 12,000 people have died from complications of COVID-19. 


From day one, standing on the medical frontlines against COVID-19, 95,000 Arizona nurses. 



Yuma Regional Medical Center

Yuma County residents in the Phase 1B category can make appointments with Yuma Regional Medical Center for a COVID-19 Vaccine. 

Victor Calderón/KAWC

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Arizona's oldest residents are going to be moved up on the list of who gets the first COVID-19 immunizations.