People wanting vaccinations at Civic Center encouraged to act quickly
After a successful and life-saving service to the community, Yuma’s state-supported COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Yuma Civic Center will close on June 26.
Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and its partner agencies strongly encourage people who want to receive their convenient vaccination shots at one location to please act quickly. For people who wish to receive both shots at the vaccine clinic, the last day to receive the first dose is June 5. That will allow the necessary 21 days to pass before their second dose on June 26.
“Someone said ‘the COVID vaccine is a ticket to freedom.’ It’s freedom from this disease that has plagued all of humanity, causing enormous death and suffering,” shared Dr. Bharat Magu, Chief Medical Officer at YRMC. “As a healthcare provider, it saddens me to see preventable illnesses and death every day. The most important priority for our healthcare providers, our patients and our community at this time is to defeat this virus, and the only way to do it is through the COVID vaccine.”
The vaccine clinic now accepts walk-in visits. This makes it easy to drop by the Civic Center at a time that is best for patients. People with demanding schedules who would prefer to make an appointment may do so online at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/.
The clinic is now open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Following the success of the recent Teen Night and Special Needs Night, YRMC is excited to host Youth Night at the vaccine clinic. This special event will take place on June 2 and cater to young people ages 12 to 17, who are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The event will run from 6 to 8 PM. No appointments are needed, but a parent or legal guardian must be present. To make this healthy event extra fun, Youth Night will treat everyone to music played by a deejay, raffle prizes and free Kona Ice.
Since the vaccination site opened at the Civic Center in January, the clinic has provided nearly 59,000 vaccinations.
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic represents a collaboration between YRMC, Yuma County Health Department, City of Yuma and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Through this partnership the clinic is capable of administering more than 1,000 doses per day.