Sonoran Vaccination Effort To Start Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 5:49pm

The coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south. 

Military personnel are transporting it to 34 hospitals across the vast, sparsely populated state. Front-line health care workers will be prioritized during the first round of vaccination, and they should all have their first dose by the end of the month, according to a federal health official.

“I believe it’s a hopeful message, that the vaccine is arriving,” said Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich, later assuring Sonorans that everyone would eventually have access to the vaccine.

Sonora has seen nearly 4,300 deaths during the pandemic. In recent months, daily confirmed cases and deaths have been steadily rising, and reaching figures not seen since the first wave in the summer, according to data tracked tracked by the University of Sonora.

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