COVID vaccines have finally come to Flagstaff, and vaccination sites are well underway. One of the largest is at Fort Tuthill Recreation Areas, where residents can get both first and second doses. Vaccination site manager Debbie Branson explains how running a vaccination site is rewarding, but challenging at the same time. Branson says the biggest challenge is not being able to help everyone, like those without appointments, those not in the current vaccine prioritization, etc.

Currently, the county is only vaccinating those in phase 1A and 1B.

County officials are trying to reach herd immunity, which Health and Human Services Division Manager Sarah Schildecker says it takes about 70-90% of people to be vaccinated. Schildecker says we are not close to being there yet, but will hopefully reach it by the end of the summer, if not by the end of 2021.

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