COVID-19 vaccinations in Phoenix, Arizona

Maricopa County and state of Arizona vaccine distribution

After a full review of the scientific data, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those 16 years of age and older. It is no longer under emergency use authorization for adults. It is also still available for those aged 12 to 16 under the emergency use authorization.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have provided new guidance about a third dose of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna only) for those who are immunosuppressed, including:

  • Patients who have received an organ transplant
  • People with cancer who are receiving active chemotherapy
  • People who have HIV
  • People who take medications that suppress their immune function

A third vaccine dose is not recommended for everyone at this time. Those who qualify may specifically benefit because they may not have built protective antibodies at the same rate that healthy people did when initially vaccinated.

Mayo Clinic will communicate with you if we believe you are eligible and would benefit from a third vaccine. Watch for updates as further details become available.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and widely available in the state of Arizona.

Being vaccinated is your most important personal protection against serious outcomes of COVID-19. If you are not already vaccinated, Mayo Clinic recommends that you protect yourself and others by getting the vaccine right away.

The Maricopa County and state of Arizona health departments can point you to a close and convenient vaccination site. Adults age 18 and older are eligible for all vaccines. Children 12 years of age and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

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