Event Saturday, May 22, kicks off next phase of ADHS vaccine outreach in Phoenix

A pop-up vaccination clinic for kids and a neighborhood canvassing event Saturday, May 22, will launch the next phase of targeted outreach by Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and partners in underserved areas disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

To be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Park, 701 S. Third Ave. near downtown Phoenix, the event will kick off outreach that includes knocking on doors and distributing yard signs promoting COVID-19 vaccination. This outreach focuses on Phoenix City Council Districts 7 and 8, which cover neighborhoods east, south, and west of downtown Phoenix and include much of the Maryvale area.

In partnership with ADHS, the Equality Health and HeroZona foundations are organizing a children’s vaccination clinic at the event, continuing its One Community Initiative Against COVID-19. Kids 12 and older, along with their parents, are eligible for this free event. An event offering second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be held June 12 at the same park.

“Mass-vaccination sites have done a great job of getting limited supplies of vaccine into the community quickly and efficiently,” said ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ. “Now, with vaccine readily available throughout the state, we will increase our focus on promoting vaccination at the neighborhood level in partnership with local health departments and other groups.”

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