The governor was joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ for a tour of the drive-thru vaccination site that is being operated by Banner Health officials.
Ducey announced the names of 10 people who will receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. Christ is included in the 10 people.
The following frontline workers will be receiving Arizona's first vaccines:
Regina Villa, registered nurse
Olubunmi Onadeko, certified nursing assistant
Eddy de la Torre, registered nurse
Allison McCabe, registered nurse at skilled nursing facility
Will Smith, Arizona National Guard Medic
Captain Jeff Stieber, Mesa Fire Department
Captain Kenny Overton, Phoenix Fire
Dr. Ross Goldberg, Valleywise Health Surgeon
Dr. Edmond Baker, Community Physician
Dr. Cara Christ, Medical Doctor and ADHS Director
"The vaccine is here, and we're getting it to health care workers promptly," said Governor Ducey. "This is a significant step in the fight against COVID-19 — but the fight isn't over. We continue to urge Arizonans to follow mitigation measures and get the COVID-19 vaccine when possible. I'm grateful to the frontline workers, health care professionals and everyone working hard to get the vaccine distributed quickly and efficiently," Ducey said.
Following Ducey's announcement, Dr. Christ and frontline healthcare workers will receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a news conference at 5 p.m., according to a news release from the health department.