A new bill in the Arizona Legislature would expand coverage of the vaccine to cover pregnant women, as well as those with other conditions that can cause symptoms.
The bill would also cover those who receive vaccines from the federal government or private companies.
The legislation would cover people with certain medical conditions that require hospitalization, such as HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease and Crohn disease.
It also would allow people with chronic illnesses such as asthma, multiple myeloma, hepatitis C and cystic fibrosis to receive the vaccine if they have the same type of chronic medical condition as the person with the coronaviruses.
A previous version of the bill also included people with cancer who received a second dose of coronaviral vaccine.
But the bill was vetoed by Gov.
Doug Ducey, and it faces a tough road in the Legislature, which has been divided over the legislation for years.
The Senate approved the bill last month, with a 38-28 vote.
It is currently being considered by the House, which also has a majority of Republicans.
The House approved the legislation in March, but the Senate has not yet approved it.
It must still be approved by the Senate and signed by the governor.
The governor is expected to sign the bill into law before the end of the year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.