How can I get vaccinated?
Go online to register for a shot. Different vaccination locations have different registration sites. Some sites allow a choice of vaccines although most do not. All three of the vaccines currently being used - Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson - have been proven safe and effective.
Pima County's registration page is for vaccination clinics at Kino Event Center, Banner/Kino Stadium, Tucson Medical Center (at Morris Udall Center) and Tucson Convention Center. You can also register for an in-home vaccination at this site.
The University of Arizona has a separate registration site.
Anyone over 16 is currently eligible for vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine only has been approved for children 12 and older.
How can I get to the vaccination site?
Uber has offered to support ALL of the upcoming vaccine site locations currently listed on Pima County registration page.
All an individual needs to do is call the Uber Vaccine Number: 1 (855) 632-0557 and they will be connected with an operator. The operator will know about the upcoming vaccine clinic locations/dates/times throughout Pima County. The person calling will just need to request when and where they want their Uber to pick them up. Uber will fully fund and pay for all these rides taken to / from the vaccine appointment. The ride can be requested in real time or scheduled for a future date and time. Operators speak both English and Spanish.
Why should I get vaccinated?
The decision to get vaccinated requires us all to take a step of faith during an uncertain and unfamiliar time in which misinformation abounds. However, widespread vaccination is the only way to end the pandemic. Please consider the following factors:
- These vaccines have gone through rigorous clinical trials at an accelerated scale to ensure they meet safety standards.
- The vaccine development process included voluntary participation by medical professionals and clinical trial participants who were Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
- Tens of millions of doses have been distributed in the United States and no major safety concerns have been reported.
- There can be minor side effects such as headache, fever, muscle aches and fatigue that resolve a day or two after vaccination and can be treated with over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen.
- Vaccination is free.
- New variants, especially the "Delta" variant, are more infectious and many young adults are presenting in hospital settings after being infected with it.