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YRMC Announces Vaccination for Residents Eligible in Phase 1B

Note: Registration has closed. All available appointment slots have been filled. Registration will re-open once additional vaccines are available. 

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will be partnering with the Yuma County Public Health Services District to administer the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations to local residents who are eligible in prioritized Phase 1B starting this week.

Residents who are eligible to receive a vaccine in Phase 1B include:

  • Adults 65 and older (must present identification)
  • Education and childcare providers (must present proof of employment)
  • Law enforcement/protective services personnel (must present proof of employment)
YRMC has received 1,000 doses of the vaccine. As supplies are still limited, only residents who are eligible in prioritized Phase 1B will be able to receive the vaccine. The vaccine being administered is manufactured by Moderna and will require a second dose.

“Vaccines are the greatest tool we have to end the pandemic,” said Dr. Bharat Magu, Chief Medical Officer of YRMC. “Being able to start vaccinations against COVID-19 in our community represents an exciting and long-awaited milestone in the fight we’ve been waging for the past year. We’ve had 33,000 cases of COVID in Yuma County and this vaccine signifies a glimmer of hope for our community.”

Making an Appointment

The vaccine is only available to eligible individuals by appointment. To schedule an appointment, eligible individuals may call 833-372-5640, toll-free. A representative will schedule the appointment for the first vaccination. Additionally, individuals who are 65 and older, and who are also enrolled in the hospital’s MyCare patient portal, may schedule an appointment electronically through their MyCare account. Registration will close when all appointment spots are booked. Individuals who do not have an appointment will not be able to receive a vaccine.

When making a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, eligible individuals will need to provide their date of birth, address, phone number, emergency contact information, social security number, email address and allergy history.

What to Bring to Vaccine Appointment:

All eligible individuals will need to bring an approved form of identification.
Approved forms of identification include:
  • State-issued driver’s license
  • State issued identification
  • Passport
  • Matrícula Consular de Alta Seguridad (MCAS)
For those under the age of 65 who are education/childcare providers or law enforcement /protective services personnel, must also include proof of employment which may include: 
  • Employee badge
  • Paystub
  • Proof of employment letter
YRMC expects to receive additional supplies of vaccine in coming weeks and will continue to move forward with vaccinations in additional phases as supplies become available.

“We are doing everything we can to increase the number of vaccines available here in Yuma,” said Dr. Robert Trenschel, President and CEO of YRMC. “There’s nothing more important to us than the health of our community and we encourage everyone to get their vaccine when it’s their turn.”

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