Schweikert Joins Letter to FEMA Supporting an Increase in COVID-19 Vaccines for Arizona

February 5, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) joined fellow Arizona delegation members Reps. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), and Andy Biggs (AZ-05) in writing a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supporting the State of Arizona’s request for an emergency infusion of 300,000 vaccine doses and to increase doses weekly from the state's federal allotment. 

"We have heard from countless Arizonans who have felt hopeless during the COVID-19 vaccination process, whether it be frustrations operating the registration website, or receiving an appointment. I am continuing to stay focused on ensuring individuals eligible, and particularly those more at-risk, are able to obtain both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This emergency infusion would be an important step from the federal government. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to ensure our state is readily equipped to distribute vaccines."

Background:

Due to the large demand for vaccinations across the state of Arizona, many Arizonans are left unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. These individuals fall in the eligible phase groupings, and many are part of the vulnerable or most at-risk populations. This letter requests 300,000 emergency doses, along with an increase of 300,000 doses weekly from the state's federal allotment to ensure more of these individuals are able to get both doses in a reasonable time. 

This letter was sent in response to the previous request from Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) Director Dr. Cara Christ. 

To read the full text of the the letter, click HERE

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