Second Round Vaccines
“In early February, 3000 Green Valley area residents received their first COVID 19 vaccine doses at either the Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital or at the Community Performing Arts Center (CPAC) and have been eagerly waiting to see when their second dose would be scheduled. These doses are finally arriving and will be delivered March 8th-11th,” according to Debbie Kenyon with the Green Valley Council (GVC).
Based on the limited availability of the vaccine, it was unknown when second round doses would be available, which kept health care workers from scheduling the second round of doses for these individuals. Working with Pima County Health Department, local leaders have been assured that these doses will be available and will start scheduling appointments immediately.
Appointments will be made in two ways, according to Chief Chuck Wunder with the Green Valley Fire District. “For those who registered in the State system for their first dose and have an email address on file, you will receive an email notification prompting you to log in to the system to confirm your appointment. For those who were registered at a vaccination site, or for those who do not have an email address on file, you will be contacted by a representative from the GVC to receive the date and time of your scheduled second-round appointment. Please be patient with this process. I anticipate it will take until Wednesday March 3rd to complete all notifications,” said Wunder. If you have not been emailed or contacted by phone by Wednesday March 3rd please call the Green Valley Council, at 520-848-4903. This line will not be monitored until Wednesday, March 3rd at 8:00 a.m.
One big change that should be noted is that all these second-round vaccinations will be done at Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital. None will occur at CPAC. It is also important to note that these doses are restricted to the same individuals who received them in early February, and that there will be no walk-in traffic or opportunities for a first dose vaccines. “We are hopeful that more doses will be coming in the near future, but for now it is important to complete these second doses,” said Wunder.