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Yuma Board of Supervisors discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution

New Johnson & Johnson vaccine raises mass vaccination possibilities - News 11's Arlette Yousif reports

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A mass vaccination site may be in the near future for Yuma County.

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors on Monday discussed creating a 24-hour COVID-19 vaccination site at the Civic Center. The site would be a joint effort with Yuma Regional Medical Center, and other government agencies.

Yuma County administrators say such a site could boost vaccinations by 96,000 people a month. That's in addition to those already getting their shots.

The county is currently working to get doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but will continue to administer the Moderna version as well.

Monday on News 11's Early Edition, Arlette Yousif takes a closer look at the county's vaccine plan.

Local News / Top Stories / Vaccine / Yuma County
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Arlette Yousif

Arlette Yousif joined KYMA in November 2020 as a Multi Media Journalist. She holds a BA in Journalism with a minor in Film. In 2019, she completed her internship at KLAS, a CBS affiliate station in Las Vegas.

While Arlette’s first love is writing, she is no stranger to the camera. Her background consists of acting, singing, hosting and even working for a major music producer. Even still, Arlette has worked in many different fields ranging from food service to hospitality and property management. Her first job was at her family restaurant when she was 14 years old. She danced around outside dressed as a clown waving a pizza box for the grand-reopening.

Arlette was born and raised in Southern California and spent about 6 years in Nevada before moving to Yuma.

You can reach out to Arlette for inquiries at arlette.yousif@kecytv.com.

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