COVID-19 Vaccines Children 6 months and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot five months after the primary vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available in the state of Arizona and the U.S. UU.
Getting vaccinated is the most important step in preventing serious COVID-19 outcomes, including hospitalization and death. If you haven't yet received your initial series of shots or a booster, Mayo Clinic recommends that you protect yourself and others by making an appointment to get vaccinated right away. mRNA vaccines provide the best protection (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). Anyone age 12 and older can get vaccinated.
The University does not require students to be vaccinated. However, the University strongly recommends vaccination to protect itself and the community. We respectfully recognize that the University of Arizona is located on the land and territories of indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, and Tucson is home to the O'odhams and the Yaqui.
The University's freezer farm will continue to operate and store vaccines that will be distributed throughout Southern Arizona through the Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health's Mobile Health Unit program and partners such as the Pima County Health Department. After six months of operation and dispensing more than 240,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to community members in Southern Arizona, the University of Arizona POD officially closed on Friday, June 25.If you were vaccinated in Arizona, your vaccination can be verified through the state of Arizona Immunization Information System without uploading vaccine documentation. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available in the state of Arizona and throughout the U.