ADHS announced Friday that a new state-run indoor vaccination site will open in Mesa next month.
The health department said the Dexcom distribution center, located near the Loop 202 Santan Freeway and Power Road, will open as a vaccination site on Monday, April 5.
Dexcom is a manufacturer of glucose monitoring products for people with diabetes.
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The new vaccination site is expected to replace the outdoor site that currently provides vaccines at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College serving the East Valley, ADHS said.
“As the hot summer months approach, we want to ensure that our vaccination sites continue to operate efficiently,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Healthcare professionals, volunteers, staff, and people getting vaccinated need access to safe, climate-friendly sites while administering vaccine doses, and this indoor site helps address that need. My thanks to Dexcom and the Arizona Department of Health Services for their proactive work to protect Arizonans. “
The site will provide 3,000 to 4,000 appointments per day, 7 am to 5 pm, seven days a week. It is expected to support 12,000 appointments and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ADHS said Dexcom will use approximately 30,000 of its 500,000-square-foot Mesa regional distribution center for the state vaccination center through June 30.
“At Dexcom, our mission is to help improve the health of others, so when we were asked if we could provide our facilities for an indoor mass vaccination site, we didn’t hesitate,” said Jim Kasselmann, Senior Director of Manufacturing. at Mesa for Dexcom. “We are proud to make our products in Mesa, and anytime we can help our local community, that’s what we will do.”
State Farm Stadium will also transition to a new schedule from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. as temperatures begin to rise in Arizona.
As of Friday, March 26, more than three million doses had been administered in Arizona, and more than one million Arizonans had been fully vaccinated.