Latest State and Federal News and Resources

To find Arizona-specific information on COVID-19, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website (En español), and for national updates and guidance, visit the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention's website (En español). To receive email updates on COVID-19 and more from Rep. Stanton, click here.

Listed below are resource guides provided by this office to help you navigage state and federal resources, including help with finding food, housing and financial assistance, as well as help finding COVID-19 testing and vaccination providers. If you need help with a federal agency or feel you have been treated unfairly, our office may be able to help. Call us at (602) 956-2463 or open a case with us online.

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COVID-19 vaccine information and FAQ's

If you don't find the answers to your questions about COVID-19 and vaccines below, visit the Maricopa Department of Public Health, the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or read the office's COVID-19 vaccine guide.

Am I eligible for the vaccine?

Anyone 12 years old or older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at most vaccination sites in Arizona. Those aged 12 years old to 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine, while those 18 years old or older can receive the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccines.

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Which one should I get?

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccines for emergency use after it was found through rigorous review that they were safe and effective in preventing severe illnesses, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Because the trials for each of these vaccines were conducted differently at different times, they have different efficacy figures. What matters is that each vaccine safely and effectively does what it's made for.

Regardless of what your preference is, public health experts encourage everyone who is eligbile to receive any of the three vaccines that are available to them. With weekly vaccination rates consistently declining and supply remaining steady in Arizona, you can afford to find the vaccine you can prefer, but public health experts urge that your preference not limit your ability to get vaccinated.

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How much does it cost?

Thanks to legislation passed by Congress and a complimentary Arizona executive orderyou should not pay anything out of pocket to receive the vaccine. While you may be asked for identification of some kind and insurance information to verify who you are, you should be given the vaccine for free and regardless of your immigration status. If you receive the vaccine from your doctor or from another community health clinic, ask them about potential hidden charges for getting your vaccine.

If you want to avoid any chance of receiving a hidden fee for what should be a free vaccine, visit a county-run site, which you can find in our office's vaccine guide.

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Where can I get my vaccine?

You can get a vaccine at a number of county-run sites or through your local pharmacy or community health clinic, which you can find through interactive maps provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can also text your ZIP code to 438829 and receive information within seconds on the three sites closest to you.

You can also find same-day appointments directly through nearly every major grocery chain and pharmacy in Arizona, including CVS, Walgreens, Sam’s ClubWalmart, Fry’s, Safeway and Albertson’s, Costco, Bashas’ and Food City.

Note: All state-operated mass vaccination sites are now closed. Vaccines that would have gone to those sites will instead go to the hundreds of other sites across the state operated by counties, pharmacies or other community health clinics, which could make finding an appointment easier and more convenient.

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I'm an American living abroad. How do I get it?
According to the U.S. Department of State, the department does not yet plan to provide the vaccine to Americans living abroad, rather they are encouraged them to follow the vaccination process of their host country or fly home to receive a vaccine in the United States, assuming travel restrictions allow. You can learn more about the department's policies and possible remedies or assistance in traveling back to the country to receive the COVID-19 vaccine here. Return to Top
I'm moving to or out of Arizona after receiving my first dose. Can I get my second shot anywhere?

That answer may depend on how much vaccine supply Arizona or the area you're moving to has. But generally, as long as you bring documents to verify your identity, residency or proof of vaccination, such as your vaccine card, or other documents the vaccination site you go to requests from you, you sould be able to receive your second dose without an issue.

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