Yuma County residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can turn to Fry's Pharmacies in Yuma to schedule an appointment. 

Both Fry's Pharmacies locations in Yuma County have partnered with state and local health departments to offer the vaccine to Phase 1B priority groups, however, supply is limited and appointments are filling up, according to a spokeswoman with Fry's. 

Those eligible includes; education and childcare providers, law enforcement personal, adults age 65 and older, and health care workers.  

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Yuma County is among the worst-hit communities by the COVID-19 pandemic.  


The County’s COVID-19 positivity test rate of 20 percent, compared to the state’s average of 14 percent, is an indicator of how much the virus is spreading. 

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Those eligible in Yuma County can register for the COVID-19 vaccine at Albertson's pharmacy. 


According to its website, Albertsons has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide vaccines to customers through its SAV-ON Pharmacy inside the Albertsons on West 24th Street. 

Albertsons is part of the federal program to receive the vaccines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.  

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