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AZ set to receive largest vaccine allocation to date

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona’s top doctor announced Friday the state will receive more than 254,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week. That is the biggest allocation the state has seen since the vaccine came out.

No word on how many vaccines Yuma county will receive.

Meanwhile, the question is when will we move into the next phase.

Phase 1C is next up that population consists of adults of any age with high-risk medical conditions and those living in congregate settings.

Dr. Sara Christ says the department is currently going through phase 1A and 1B populations to see if over 50 percent have been vaccinated.

“Some of the things that we wanted to look at was some of the data on how much of the 1A and 1B population do we believe is estimated to have gotten that vaccine.”

At this point, there is no specific date to move into phase 1C but Dr. Christ estimated when we could see that happen.

“I would anticipate in march, I just don't know if it's like this week or mid march just yet.”

According to ADHS, by spring or summer, Arizona hopes to move into phase 2 of its vaccination process. It's will also be the first time the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the general public.

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Cody Lee

Cody Lee joined 13 On Your Side and KYMA News 11 in March 2020, but he’s no stranger to Arizona. He grew up in the Phoenix area and enjoys everything Arizona has to offer.

Prior to moving to Yuma, he served as a News Video Editor at Arizona’s Family 3TV / CBS 5 in Phoenix.

Lee spent most of his life watching the news and discovering a passion for tv news journalism. After college, Lee received an opportunity in Las Vegas, Nevada at KSNV News 3 and worked on longtime local morning news program “Wake Up with the Wagners” and the #1 rated weekend evening newscasts. He spent 3 years at KSNV, before moving on to a new experience in Sin City at KLAS 8 News Now.

Cody later moved to real estate marketing, until he returned back to his hometown of Phoenix.

Lee is excited to start this new journey, as a journalist, right here in Yuma and Imperial Valley. He starts his on-air duties in the midst of the devastating Coronavirus Pandemic.

When he is not reporting on the amazing people in his communities, you can catch him enjoying a hike or spending time exploring all the great things Yuma and the Valley are known for. He also enjoys relaxing at home, reading all the latest headlines – with his tabby cat, Oliver.

You can catch him on the air Wednesday thru Friday at 6pm and 10pm on CBS 13. On the weekends, at 5pm & 10pm on KYMA News 11 and 10pm on CBS 13.

Lee hopes to bring you factual and accurate reporting on stories that are impacting the people of our beautiful communities.

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