Arizona NFL Stadium Vaccination Site Hits Half Million Doses Administered

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By Lorraine Longhi

March 15, 2021

Nearly half of all NFL stadium site doses were administered in Arizona.

Half a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at Arizona’s State Farm Stadium vaccine site, the state’s first 24/7 vaccination site.

The doses administered at State Farm Stadium account for almost half of the doses that have been administered across the country at National Football League stadiums.

The Glendale stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, has been operating as a vaccination site since Jan. 11.

On Friday, the NFL announced that it had administered 1 million doses of the vaccine at 17 stadiums across the country.

Last month, during a virtual tour of State Farm Stadium, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients called the site a “model” for communities across the country.

“I think they’re going to be coming to you to look at how you did it because you’re doing such a great job,” President Joe Biden said during the tour.

Arizona has administered more than 2.5 million doses of the vaccine. More than 1.6 million Arizonans had received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Monday.

The State Farm Stadium site operates 24/7 and averages 9,000 vaccines a day, according to Cardinals Senior Vice President Mark Dalton. It was the first of four state-run vaccination sites to open in Arizona.

The stadium could vaccinate up to 12,000 people a day at full capacity and vaccine supply has been steadily increasing under President Joe Biden.

Last week, Biden pledged to make all American adults eligible for a vaccine by May 1. 

Reach the reporter at lorraine@couriernewsroom.com or 480-243-4086.

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