Phoenix.com news, the governor’s office announced on Wednesday that it will add more workers to meet the high demand of state-run COVID-19 vaccination centers.
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In a press release, Governor Dusi’s office stated that the additional staff will ensure that personnel needs are met during all shifts and shifts.
On Tuesday, state health officials said they had formed a long line outside the State Farm Stadium, citing multiple issues, including shift changes every 2 pm, supply issues and high temperatures.
Ducey said state staff are stepping up to supplement existing paid staff and volunteers at the vaccine site. Nearly 90 National Guard personnel will also participate in the vaccination work on Thursday.
Officials said Arizona is also adding additional paid staff at the vaccine site.
Come in: Many changes were made the day after waiting in line to buy vaccines at State Farm Stadium.
The state is adopting a paid staffing model for “majority employees.”;
Volunteers’ shift time will be reduced from 8 hours to 6 hours.
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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is implementing the following changes, which they say will speed up production lines at state-run sites:
- Closely monitor throughput and waiting time to quickly implement adjustments and countermeasures;
- Each shift adds 30 paid employees;
- Shift to the salaried staffing mode of most employees;
- Efforts to reduce the number of unregistered volunteers and stabilize the level of volunteer participation;
- Open more slots for volunteers to increase the output of volunteers;
- Reduce volunteer work hours from 8 hours to 6 hours when the new all-night opening hours at the National Farm Stadium at 5 pm on April 4;
- Cooperate with companies and organizations to increase the output of volunteers;
- Require patients to arrive before the scheduled appointment time-the site will no longer accept patients who arrive more than 2 hours before the scheduled appointment time;
- Improve traffic control in and around state vaccine sites; and
- Add a new separate entrance for employees and volunteers
Every Friday at 11 o’clock in the morning, ADHS will hold an appointment at the state-run establishment next week.
These sites and many others can be registered through podvaccine.azdhs.gov or by calling 844-542-8201 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.