COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out in five stages across the U.S.: Phase 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, and 3. Below is an updated timeline of which phase Maricopa County is currently in.
Right Now: Phase 1A and Phase 1B Prioritized
People eligible for vaccine in Phase 1A are healthcare workers (those at highest risk and exposure will be prioritized higher than those with lower risk and exposure) and staff and residents of long-term care facilities.
Most long-term care facilities will vaccinate their staff and residents through the CDC Pharmacy Partnership. Learn more about vaccine in these facilities.
Due to initial limitations in vaccine availability, vaccine distribution for Phase 1B will begin with three prioritized groups:
- Education (K-12) and childcare workers
- Law enforcement/protective service workers,
- People age 75 and older
Coming Up Next: Other groups in Phase 1B
Additional Phase 1B populations--adults living in congregate settings and other essential workers**( Power and utility workers: food and agriculture-related occupations, transportation, and moving material occupations; state and local government workers providing critical services; other essential workers.) --will follow in prioritization. Prioritized populations for Phases 1B and 1C (shown in the graphic below) were selected based on recommendations from Arizona's Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Advisory Committee (VAPAC)PDF as well as further review by state and local vaccine advisory prioritization committees.
Scheduling for Phase 1B appointments at POD sites in Maricopa County is now open. For more information about this process, see our Phase 1B page.