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A step-by-step guide to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona

12 News has received an influx of questions about the registration process, so we have made this guide to help.

ARIZONA, USA — Since the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have made their way to the distribution phase in Arizona, 12 News has had an influx of questions surrounding the registration process. 

The Arizona Department of Health Services has expanded vaccine eligibility to anyone aged 16 and older. 

The department will release new appointments at 11 a.m. each Friday for the following week. Volunteers with HandsOn Greater Phoenix can also get a vaccine shot after completing a volunteer shift.

Here is a compilation of steps to help you register for a vaccine appointment through the Arizona Department of Health Services. You can also find a vaccine appointment through your local county.

You should check the state and county health departments regularly in order to find available appointments.

RELATED: Arizonans 16 and older can register for COVID-19 vaccine at state-run sites

Creating your account

First, you will need to set up your new account with the Arizona Department of Health Services website. All emails, except for cox.net, will work. 

One account can be used to make appointments for an entire family. 

Once you have provided your email account, a verification email will be sent. That email will contain a 4-digit code that you will need to copy or write down to verify on the ADHS website. 

After the account has been verified, you will create a password. 

You are now ready to log in and make an appointment. 

Scheduling an appointment

Your account dashboard will have two options to make your appointment. You can either click on "Book an Appointment" or "Schedule a Vaccination."

You will need to specify who the appointment is for.

If you are scheduling an appointment for yourself, click "Self." If you are scheduling for someone else, click "Dependent/Family Member." 

When you click the family member option, you will be prompted to create a new family member profile. 

Choose the vaccine type you are looking for, the website will provide a flu option and a COVID-19 option.

You will need to answer some questions following the vaccine selection. If you are scheduling for a family member, answer the questions as they pertain to the person getting the vaccine.

You will be asked to provide contact and insurance information. There will be no cost for the vaccine for any Arizonans. Insurance companies will pay for an administration fee, but those without will not incur any out-of-pocket costs or bills. 

Choose your date and location based on your zip code. You can only schedule within the county you are a resident of, unless you choose one of the state-run sites.

Choose a time slot for your vaccine and click save. You may need to scroll to find the save button.

Confirm your appointment and complete health screening questions. 

You will need to provide consent in order to get the vaccine. 

Your vaccine appointment is now booked! 

What if no appointment times are available at a location near me?

If you cannot find an available time or date to schedule a vaccine at a POD near you, visit azhealth.gov/find vaccine

The state is opening appointment dates on a regular basis. 

County-by-county contacts to check availability: 

Apache County - (928) 333-2415

Cochise County - (520) 432-9400

Coconino County - (928) 679-7272

Gila County - (928) 402-8811

Graham County - (828) 479-7900

Greenlee County - (928) 865-2072

La Paz County - (928) 669-1100

Maricopa County - (602) 506-6900

Mohave County - (928) 753-0714

Navajo County - (928) 524-4000

Pima County - (520) 724-7770

Pinal County - (800) 231-8499

Santa Cruz County - (831) 454-4000

Tohono O'odham County

Yavapai County - (928) 771-3125

Yuma County - (928) 317-4550

Who do I contact if I need help?

If you are having difficulty with the website, you can contact the ADHS through email at podvaccine-triage@azdhs.gov or by phone at 602-542-1000. 

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