Graham County performing COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers

Photo Courtesy of Sky Schaudt/KJZZ: A worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine.

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GRAHAM COUNTY – We are pleased to announce that the Graham County Health Department is now vaccinating our last 1B priority group, “essential workers.”

This an extensively large number of people and we are anticipating 1.5 months to complete.

The Health Department is not scheduling individuals for this group. We are reaching out to local employers to register their businesses here to submit their business vaccination plan. This information provides Graham County Health Department vital data needed to schedule a vaccination clinic for their employees.

To ensure fidelity, vaccination clinics for the “essential workers” group will be conducted internally. These clinics will not be publicized.

We do understand the urgency to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please be patient as we continue to vaccinate our 65+ yrs old, healthcare workers, first responders, educators, and essential workers. After completing all of Phase 1A and 1B, the vaccination rate will increase as we are able to conduct larger vaccination clinics and as the vaccine becomes more available.

Also, Family Medical Center, Gila Valley Clinic, Mt. Graham Family Practice, Canyonlands, Copper Mountain Clinic, and Walgreens all have COVID-19 vaccines available. If you are 65 years or older you may schedule an appointment with one of these providers.

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