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COVID-19 vaccination Points of Dispensing (POD) locations, dates announced for Yavapai County

Yavapai County has announced upcoming COVID-19 vaccination Points of Dispensing (PODs) at several locations, including the Prescott Gateway Mall, Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley and Spectrum Healthcare in Cottonwood. (AP file photo)

Yavapai County has announced upcoming COVID-19 vaccination Points of Dispensing (PODs) at several locations, including the Prescott Gateway Mall, Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley and Spectrum Healthcare in Cottonwood. (AP file photo)

Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) and Spectrum Healthcare have announced the following COVID-19 vaccination Points of Dispensing (PODs) and schedules.

YRMC POD AT SEARS IN GATEWAY MALL

A POD site being coordinated by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will begin on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the old Sears building at the Gateway Mall, 3280 Gateway Blvd. in Prescott. It will be open to all Phase 1A and 1B individuals and currently only appointments are available for Thursday and Friday, YCCHS said in a news release on Tuesday, Jan. 19. As of press time the appointments for this POD were already full for the first two dates, but additional appointments will be added, YCCHS said.

Go to https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine to make an appointment as they become available.

The YRMC POD is currently scheduled for six days per week but may expand to seven days with adequate assistance/staffing and vaccine availability. YRMC plans to vaccinate 500 individuals per day.

SPECTRUM HEALTHCARE POD AT FINDLAY TOYOTA CENTER

This POD site being coordinated by Spectrum Healthcare will begin on Monday, Jan. 25, at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. This POD is currently scheduled to be operating seven days per week by appointment only, 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Spectrum plans to vaccinate 500 to 1,000 individuals per day based on adequate vaccine supply and staffing.

Appointments must be made through Spectrum Healthcare’s website at spectrumhg.org/vaccine, and is limited to the Phase 1A and 1B populations including people 65 and older. The vaccination is the Moderna version and is provided for free. The second dose appointment will be made at the time of the first vaccination.

This POD is made available through a partnership between Spectrum Healthcare, Yavapai County Community Health Department, the Town of Prescott Valley, Findlay Toyota Center, Fain Signature Group and Talking Glass Media. The clinic, being called "Vaccination Station," will be set up inside the event center at 3201 N. Main Street in Prescott Valley.

“We’re excited to help coordinate Vaccination Station for the region. We feel the Findlay Toyota Center is the perfect location for this momentous effort taking place in the center of Prescott Valley,” stated Fain Signature Group CEO Brad Fain.

Participants are asked to bring a photo identification and wear masks to help protect healthcare workers and volunteers who will be working the event. There is no need to get a physician order.

SPECTRUM HEALTHCARE POD IN COTTONWOOD

A POD site also being coordinated by Spectrum Healthcare will begin on Monday, Jan. 25 or sooner at 8 E. Cotton Street in Cottonwood. This POD is currently scheduled for seven days per week by appointment only. Spectrum plans to vaccinate 500 per day with adequate vaccine supply and staffing.

Appointments can be made via YCCHS website. https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine. Click on the Yavapai County Covid-19 Vaccine Status interactive graphic.

Spectrum is also supporting one-day events for educators at Humboldt Unified and Prescott Unified school districts on Thursday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan. 22, where they plan to vaccinate more than 1,000 educators.

“This is a multiagency response and we are grateful for our community partners collaboration," stated April Rhodes, CEO at Spectrum Healthcare. "We want to thank all our internal healthcare workers and the many volunteers coming out in our community to help administer the vaccine and quickly coordinate this event."

Yavapai County Community Health Services is supporting all POD sites with Medical Reserve Corps, and other available staff. "We will also provide personal protective equipment to each site and have requested five vaccinators and five support staff for each of the above locations from the National Guard," YCCHS said in the release.

"We are thankful for the outpouring of support from the community to make these possible," Yavapai County Health Department Director Leslie Horton said.

Anyone from the community who would like to volunteer to help in the POD effort can sign-up at www.spectrumhg.org/volunteer.

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As of this Tuesday, Jan. 19 story post, Yavapai County is currently in Phase 1B, which now includes Adults 65 and older, and for any remaining Phase 1A essential healthcare workers and long-term care staff and residents. This status chart is updated daily on the Yavapai County Community Health Services Vaccine Information page at https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine. (YCCHS/Courtesy)

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