State Farm Stadium's COVID-19 vaccination site in Glendale shifts to overnight hours to beat the heat

New hours begin at the largest COVID-19 vaccination site in the state as State Farm Stadium is shifting to evening hours just as temperatures start to sizzle.

The vaccinations must go on, even on Easter Sunday.

"Just get the vaccination. Get it done."

New hours at State Farm Stadium near Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue are relieving vaccine goers and volunteers from the extreme heat.

"Melting. Way too hot.. too dangerous."

Starting April 4, the Arizona Health Department said they're pausing the 24 hour state-run sites and vaccines will be available during overnight hours from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.

"It's much better. It's much cooler now and for the vaccine, we're waiting for the second dose to make us feel more secure because it's stressful not having it."

MORE: How to sign up and schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

AZDHS says they are evaluating indoor options in the West Valley to account for daytime vaccinations but that total dose numbers shouldn't be greatly affected.

"I love it. Everything was well organized. Everything is going so fast. I'm so happy to be here."

Volunteers are still needed at vaccination sites. For locations, head to handsonphoenix.org/vaccinatestate48.

In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Monitor your health daily

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