FLORENCE — Health officials say that educators, public safety workers and those 75 and older should be able to get inoculated against COVID-19 at Pinal County pharmacies in a little more than a week.
Arizona Health Director Dr. Cara Christ said that by the middle of this week the state’s two largest counties should be in the 1B stage. That opens the door for inoculating for educators, child care workers, public safety workers, adults in nursing home and other congregate care facilities with high-risk medical conditions, and individuals who are 75 and older, regardless of medical condition.
Gila, Mohave and Pinal counties already are at that point.
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Christ figures pharmacies will be able to start offering vaccines beginning the week of Jan. 18. That, she said, will mean that “individuals can go get vaccinated, just like they do with the flu.’’
That still leaves the fact that it will be until late February or early March before Christ believes those in the 1-C category will be able to get in line. That includes anyone 65 and older, adults of any age with high-risk medical conditions and adults living in congregate care settings.
“And it’s probably the spring before we’ll be moving into the general population,’’ she said.