Sinema Calls on Federal Government to Provide Additional Vaccines to Arizona

Jan 27, 2021

Sinema called on FEMA and HHS to provide Arizona an emergency 300,000 extra doses immediately and add 300,000 doses to Arizona’s weekly total

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator called on the Department of Health and Human Services and FEMA to help Arizona in its fight against COVID-19 by immediately providing the state an emergency 300,000 additional coronavirus vaccine doses, increase Arizona’s weekly total of vaccine doses by 300,000, and ensure Arizona has additional vaccinators to serve the state’s elderly, tribal, and at-risk populations.
“Arizona suffers from one of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the country. Our hospitals and vaccination sites are overwhelmed, and we need additional vaccine doses to save lives and provide immediate help to Arizona seniors, those with pre-existing conditions, frontline workers, and tribal communities,” said Sinema.
Arizona currently is suffering from one of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the country. Sinema has heard from Arizonans who are in 1A and 1B vaccination groups, but are waiting hours online or by phone to secure vaccination appointments, and many are unable to schedule appointments at all. Sinema is specifically calling for more vaccination personnel, an immediate supplement of 300,000 vaccine doses, and an additional 300,000 doses added to Arizona’s usual weekly allocations. 
Senator Sinema is helping vaccination sites find more volunteers and volunteering at sites herself. She continues to communicate Arizona’s needs to federal partners, Pfizer, Moderna, and the new administration.
Read Sinema’s full letter HERE.