Arizonans 12 and older now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Hope continues to spread. This week, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced appointments at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites are open to all Arizonans ages 12 and older, expanding from 16 and older.
With the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now available to ages 12 and older, Arizona increases the population protected against COVID-19 and the chance for a safe return to school in the fall.
How to get your child vaccinated
Arizona state-run sites offer the Pfizer vaccine, as do some pharmacies and doctors’ offices. ADHS provides a map of vaccination sites at azdhs.gov/FindVaccine that can be filtered by the type of vaccine offered at each.
Appointments aren’t required for state-run sites, but they can make the on-site process easier. Parents and guardians can register youth for vaccine appointments at state-run sites by visiting podvaccine.azdhs.gov or by calling 1-844-542-8201, TTY: 711 (in English or Spanish).
“A parent or guardian must accompany the child and sign a consent form in person and include an attestation that the child is at least 12 years old. No identification is required for the child," ADHS says.
Cost: The vaccine is $0 for Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) members.
How the Vaccine Works
The Pfizer clinical trials showed the COVID-19 vaccine was safe and 100% effective in children ages 12 to 15.
It’s important to have factual, straightforward information about these vaccines. Watch this 3-minute video to learn how the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is made, why it is safe and effective, and how it gets your body to protect you from the coronavirus.
Additional COVID-19 resources
For more information about COVID-19, vaccines, and how you can protect yourself and your family, visit azblue.com/coronavirus.
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Last Updated: 05/14/2021