YRMC taking walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccine - News 11's Arlette Yousif reports
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona Department of Health Services announced that no appointment is necessary for the COVID-19 at state-run vaccination sites. But the state-run site headed by Yuma Regional Medical Center at the Civic Center is ahead of the game. Walk-ins have been welcome since March 29.
The Civic Center site is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine seven days a week from 7 am to 8 pm. The extended time is part of their 30,000 Doses in 30 Days campaign, but it is also to offer flexibility for busy individuals.
According to Director of Project Management and Continuous Improvement Kristina McNair, roughly 10 percent of daily appointments are no-shows. Likewise, walk-ins account for approximately 10 percent of daily doses.
Anyone interested in walking in without an appointment is asked to show up by 7:30 pm to ensure that there is enough daily supply to receive the vaccine.
Friday on News 11's Early Edition, Arlette Yousif brings us more on COVID-19 vaccine availability.