Partnership Provides COVID-19 Vaccines at Tucson International Airport

Tucson International Airport (TUS), known for its friendly customer service and convenient travel experience, will soon offer a new kind of convenience to passengers on their way through the terminal. COVID-19 vaccines will be provided at TUS on specific dates leading up to, and throughout, the busy Labor Day weekend.

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), operator of TUS, has partnered with Pima County Health Department (PCHD), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Premier Medical Group USA to provide the vaccines to travelers, employees, and the community. The vaccines will be administered within an office space located on the TUS baggage claim level near bag belt #7. Travelers will be able to receive their shot in private and continue along their journey.  All three types of the COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer) will be available for people to choose from.  They can receive their first or second doses as needed.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have partnered with Pima County and ADHS.  We are excited for another opportunity to work closely with the state and Pima County to provide vaccinations to all of those we serve. Administering vaccines in the terminal was the next logical step for us, given the success of our free COVID-19 testing,” said TAA President and CEO Danette Bewley. “We want to ensure that individuals have every opportunity to be vaccinated because we are all in this together.”

The Tucson Airport Authority Fire Department worked with PCHD earlier this year to establish several COVID-19 vaccine PODS for airport employees and their immediate family. This round of vaccines will be the first time they are offered to travelers and the community at-large.

Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen applauded the regional partnership for finding a new way to reach individuals who have been hesitant about receiving the vaccine.

“We welcome partnerships with members of the business community who are as eager as we are to get back to doing the things we love, such as traveling,” she said. “We know the best way to do that is for everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. We’re extremely grateful to partners like TUS for assisting us in our vaccination efforts.”

Vaccines provided at the TUS walk-up clinic do not require an appointment. The space dedicated to this program can be found on the terminal’s lower level, behind Bag Belt #7. Operating hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the following dates:

  • Monday, August 23
  • Friday, August 27
  • Monday, August 30
  • Thursday, September 2
  • Friday, September 3
  • Monday, September 6
  • Tuesday, September 7
  • Friday, September 10

Starting September 13, vaccinations will occur each Monday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.