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Grand Canyon, Tusayan COVID-19 vaccine event Dec. 9

On April 28, 80 people received their first shot of the Moderna vaccine for the coronavirus at the IMAX Theater drive-up event in Tusayan. (Photo/Tusayan Fire Department)

On April 28, 80 people received their first shot of the Moderna vaccine for the coronavirus at the IMAX Theater drive-up event in Tusayan. (Photo/Tusayan Fire Department)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — A COVID-19 vaccine event for Grand Canyon and Tusayan residents will be held Dec. 9.

The event is put on by Coconino County and Health and Human Services. The vaccine event at Grand Canyon takes place at the Grand Canyon Rec Center from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The event in Tusayan takes place behind the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater from 1:30-3 p.m.

All three types of the COVID vaccine will be available, including booster doses. Participants should bring their vaccine card. Flu vaccines will also be available.

Vaccines for children ages 5-11 will not be available at this event, however, the park has had discussions with Coconino County to be able to provide a separate, standalone event for children ages 5-11 in the future, according to NPS.

As of Nov. 23, there have been a total of 269 cases in the 86023 zip code since the beginning of the pandemic, of these, approximately 73 cases are in the park.

Coconino County reports the Grand Canyon community is 73.0 percent vaccinated as of Nov. 19, according to the National Park Service.

As of Nov. 29, the state of Arizona reports 1,145,858 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19,630 confirmed deaths.

There has been a total of 8,940,871 vaccines administered in the state with 3,864,930 individuals fully vaccinated.

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