State Farm Stadium

Those 75 and older, teachers and police officers started getting vaccinations this week at State Farm Stadium, which is providing ‘24/7’ vaccinations.

State Farm Stadium is the anchor of Maricopa County’s first public offering of the COVID-19 vaccine.

This week, Maricopa County began allowing those 75 and older, teachers and others in the “1B” group to register for vaccines.

On Monday, Jan. 11, the county listed pharmacies that will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations. None of the locations were in the West Valley, but, according to the website, the “vaccine will continue to be allocated to pharmacies as it becomes available and additional locations will be added to the listings below.”

For the list of locations, visit maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Jan. 8 that the State Farm Stadium site will be a “24/7” operation “to dramatically expand the availability of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.” 

Advance registration is required at

maricopa.gov/5651/Phase-1B.

“Our new vaccine site in Glendale will rapidly expand the number of Arizonans getting vaccinated,” Ducey said. “We need to get these vaccine doses out of freezers and into the arms of Arizonans who want it, and our new site will speed up that process.”

According to Arizona Department of Health Services, 44,000 vaccination appointments at State Farm Stadium were scheduled Jan. 11, the day the 1B program launched.

More than half of the appointments were for this week.

According to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, “Registration information and link(s) to appointment sites for scheduling will be available for Phase 1B prioritized groups starting at 6 a.m. Mon., Jan. 11.”

The 1B group include school teachers, staff and child care workers, police officers, and adults 75 and older. 

Maricopa County spokesman Ron Coleman said the county has  received 220,350 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 1A and 1B groups. “Of those, Maricopa County has administered nearly 88,000 doses,” he said.

Coleman said the county has also received 64,000 Moderna vaccine doses, “of which 52,000 have been allocated to providers (including pharmacies).”

According to the county’s COVID-19 website, “At your appointment, please be prepared to show 1) your appointment confirmation, and 2) a form of ID confirming your Phase 1B employment, such as a work ID or paystub, or an ID that shows your age if you are 75+.”

No walk-ins are allowed for vaccinations. “People in Phase 1B must have an appointment to get vaccinated,” according to the county’s vaccine website.

Those who do not have a computer or need assistance can call 844-542-8201, 602-506-6767 or 211. For information, visit maricopa.gov/COVID19Vaccine1B.

More than 75,000 in Maricopa County have received COVID-19 vaccinations in the 1A group. As of Jan. 12, 396,147 in the county—8.8% of the population—have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.