If you are a patient at Desert Ridge Family Physicians, and have already received a COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere, please fill out this form so we can update your medical record. COVID-19 Vaccine Form
Desert Ridge Family Physicians is committed to continuing to provide superior care to you and your family throughout the pandemic. Your well-being and safety, as well as that of our entire community, is our highest priority.
As the COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out, you may have questions. This page is intended to share the information that we have. As we are in the midst of the largest and fastest vaccination effort in history, information changes almost daily. We will work to keep you updated with the most up to date information as it is provided to us.
At this time, there are three vaccines Authorized for Emergency Use (EUA) by the FDA:
- Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine: 2 dose series
- Moderna’s mRNA vaccine: 2 dose series
- J & J’s viral vector vaccine: 1 dose
Currently, vaccines are being distributed by the federal government to the state and then from the state to the counties. Each county has outlined their specific phased approach which is outlined on their respective websites. https://www.maricopa.gov/5641/COVID-19-Vaccine
Maricopa County, in alignment with the State of Arizona, has opened vaccine eligibility to all persons 16 and older. Those ages 16 and 17 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine. Those 18 and older may receive either the Moderna or the J & J vaccine.
When will you be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at DRFP?
In February, DRFP administered over 1300 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to our patients 65 and older. We administered 2nd doses to these patients in March.
We have applied to Maricopa County for additional vaccine allocation. As soon as we are approved and notified as to how much we will receive, we will notify our patients through email and text, with instructions on how to schedule with us. We anticipate this being in mid April.
Alternatively, if you meet the eligibility criteria, you may schedule your appointment through either the state of Arizona (AZDHS) https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/ or through Maricopa County https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations
Of NOTE: The eligibility requirements may differ among the counties and between the counties and the State of Arizona.