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What The Vaccination Process Looked Like At State Farm Stadium In Glendale

By Steve Goldstein, Jill Ryan
Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:22pm
Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 7:39am

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A sign welcome people at the State Farm Stadium vaccination site
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A sign welcome people at the State Farm Stadium vaccination site in Glendale on Jan. 12, 2021.

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 8,500 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 12, and the state has reached a new record of daily deaths at 335. More than 10,000 Arizonans have now died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began. But there is a glimmer of hope.

As Maricopa County has moved into Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination, the Arizona Cardinals’ home State Farm Stadium was put into effect as a major inoculation site.

Monday was the first day for teachers, members of law enforcement, and people over the age of 75 to be vaccinated in the county.

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Cars wait outside State Farm Stadium on Jan. 12, 2021, in Glendale, where COVID-19 vaccinations have begun.

In its first day of operation, the site had vaccinated nearly 4,000 people by 6 p.m. Delivering at a rate of 200 doses an hour, the facility expected to reach 4,800 in the first 24 hours.

Appointments started just after midnight Tuesday morning and are now booked through Jan.19. Over 81,000 people are scheduled to be vaccinated so far.

Taylor Seely of the Arizona Republic was on-site Jan. 11, and The Show spoke with her out what the process looked like.

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