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, Banner, Tucson Medical 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.
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.