Navajo County COVID-19 vaccine distribution notice – Phase 1B.a

Arizona is approaching the disbursement of the COVID-19 vaccine in a priority phased style due to a limited initial supply of medication.  Navajo County is following this model and is currently vaccinating community members who fall into phase 1B.a and will continue to vaccinate those in the 1A category.  The 1B.a category includes Law enforcement, fire and corrections personnel, teachers and support staff, adults 75 years and older and those healthcare workers that were not included in the 1A category

Individuals who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccination must be a member of the current phase or one that has been previously completed, schedule an appointment (an email address is required to schedule the appointment), and provide appropriate identification at the vaccination site.

For more detailed information, and to schedule an appointment please visit the COVID-19 vaccination page at:

(NOTE:  Individuals will only be able to schedule an appointment if they fall into the current open phase, or one that has previously passed.  You will not be able to proceed if the category that you fall into has not yet opened)


Vernon, AZ (12/11/2020) – The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management plans to begin a two-day pile burn project near the Vernon Cemetery, in Apache County, starting Monday.

The project consists of burning off 40 debris piles leftover from previous fuels mitigation work in the area. Pile burning is a more efficient way of reducing remaining fuels to protect communities in the area from wildfires. Ignitions are set to begin the morning of Monday, Dec. 14, and go through Tuesday, Dec. 15. Once ignitions are completed, engine crews will monitor piles through the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Smoke will be visible from U.S. 60 between Show Low and Springerville with possible smoke impacts to the community of Vernon.

All prescribed burns are weather dependent and must have prior approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Burn updates can be found on the agency’s social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, contact Tiffany Davila at 602-540-1036 or by email at