Concerned that there weren’t enough people signing up to get vaccinated against …
Concerned that there weren’t enough people signing up to get vaccinated against Covid-19, officials in one small Arizona county changed the vaccine eligibility requirement to encourage more people to make appointments. Now, in Gila County, Arizona — located 90 minutes east of Phoenix — anyone above the age of 18 can get vaccinated. “We were struggling to find folks within the 65 plus category to sign up for the vaccine,” Michael O’Driscoll, Gila’s director of health and emergency management, told CNN. As a result, O’Driscoll said he made a request to the state in February to open vaccines to the general population. The state officially approved his request on February 17. Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
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