Pamela Aronson, registered nurse and certified COVID-19 vaccinator, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Rd., in Tucson, Ariz. on Dec. 17, 2020. 

Editor's note: This story was last updated on Friday, July 2, 2021. 

In Pima County, anyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccines at sites run by the county, state and at local pharmacies.

Currently the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for children ages 12 to 17 and for adults. While the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are only authorized for people who are 18 and older. 

Vaccines are being administered at several sites run by the county, state, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies throughout Pima County. There are now several options for walk-in appointments with no advance registration necessary. 

Go to pima.gov/covid19vaccine to find a list of all the major vaccination sites in Pima County. The site also includes a schedule of upcoming mobile vaccine clinics, and shows which sites accept walk-ins, which sites require an appointment in advance and the type of vaccine being offered at each location. The site can be viewed in Spanish here.

Anyone under 18 needs a parent or legal guardian to be present at their appointment to fill out consent forms, or an accompanying adult can bring a notarized letter stating that the parent allows that adult to complete the consent forms on their behalf. 

Information about all vaccination sites across the state including pharmacies, state-run sites, healthcare providers, and Federally Qualified Health Centers can be found at azhealth.gov/findvaccine.

Vaccines are free at all locations. You do not have to have health insurance to receive a free vaccine, however you may be asked to provide your insurance information, if you are insured, but you will not have to pay anything out of pocket. 

Be sure to have a photo ID with you when you show up for your appointment. This does not have to be an ID issued by the state of Arizona, it just has to have your name, date of birth and a photo. 

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