AP Photo/Terry Tang In this Jan. 11, 2021 file photo drivers wait in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the parking lot of the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona officials, who have pressed for more COVID-19 vaccines, got a chance to show the White House how quickly they could put them to use. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris heaped praise Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, during a virtual tour of the state's first mass COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
AP Photo/Terry Tang

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. 

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