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Gov. Ducey touts COVID-19 vaccine as open hospital beds hit record low

• Fox 10 Phoenix

PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey implored people to get the COVID-19 vaccine when they're eligible as hospital capacity on Dec. 16 hit a record low since the start of the pandemic.

The governor visited the COVID-19 vaccine distribution site at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, delivering remarks about the fight against the virus, announcing $15 million in additional funding to the state's health department.

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 received a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. Christ is included in the 10 people.