Tuesday, March 2

Dr. Christ addresses coronavirus vaccines in Arizona, refuses to take questions about rollout – ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ did not allow questions at a Wednesday media opportunity for frontline healthcare workers getting their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

A group of healthcare workers were on hand at the Wednesday morning event to receive their second vaccine doses, three weeks after getting their first. See video from the event in the player below.

Dr. Christ also received her second vaccination and, soon after, left the press conference without providing a question-and-answer opportunity despite the COVID-19 crisis worsening across our state.

In mid-December, Governor Doug Ducey and Dr. Christ appeared together while touring a vaccination site, urging Arizonans to get the vaccine.

ABC15 reporter Mike Pelton spoke with Banner Health Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel Wednesday about whether she believes Dr. Christ and Gov. Ducey have done a good job in helping hospitals battle this surge.

“We are not doing a good job with this virus at this time,” Dr. Bessel said.

Valleywise Health also noted Wednesday that they are holding patients in emergency rooms because there are no available staffed ICU or inpatient beds.


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