PHOENIX - June 4 is the first Friday of the month, and that means it's First Friday in Phoenix.
The event may be back, but there's a decidedly different feel to it due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Streets are not blocked off, while local artists and vendors are set up along the sidewalks for a little bit of normalcy.
"COVID devastated this event and opportunity for artists to sell their work, so being able to support artists in this way is one effort we can offer the community," said Nicole Underwood, Community Outreach Director for Roosevelt Row Community Development.
Usually, the event is all about music and shopping for art, but vaccines were added to the mix on June 4, as Embry Health set up a pop-up vaccination event on Roosevelt Row. Its part of an effort to get the event back to what it was before the pandemic, when 30,000 people would attend.
One-dose vaccine offered at pop-up event
The pop-up event is offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and anyone 18 and up are eligible to receive it.
"Being able to stay healthy and safe and vaccinated so that we can bring large events to life is something we appreciate," said Rachel Heuel with Embry Health.
AZDHS Website for COVID-19 Vaccination
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CDC Website for COVID-19
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AZDHS Website for COVID-19
https://www.azdhs.gov/covid19/es/index.php (In Spanish/En Español)