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The vaccine, case and testing data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the population estimates come from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can learn more about the outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services' website.

The Arizona county map shows the number of vaccine doses administered for every 100 residents, and you can click on each county for additional vaccine and testing information, including resources for accessing vaccines. PCR and serological tests are included in the test total.

Clicking on the “Deaths” or “Cases” buttons on the right will bring up circles that visualize both the total count as well as the county-level rate. Clicking on the circles will show more detailed information.


NAU Launches Vaccine Incentive Program For Students
Under a new state law, Arizona public universities are prohibited from requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But Northern Arizona University is hoping to motivate students to get them by offering prizes as a part of its new Jacks are Vaxxed incentive program.
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How Return To Offices Could Affect Introverts, Extroverts
Many working Americans have spent at least some of their business hours at home — whether at the kitchen table or in a relatively quiet closet. But as more people are vaccinated and companies are planning for employees to return to the office on at least a part-time basis, a number of practical worries are popping up.
June 9, 2021
Do Lotteries, Prizes Convince People To Get COVID-19 Vaccines?
In some states, officials are trying to entice residents to get the shots by offering money — in some cases lots of money — or other prizes. The incentives have raised a lot of questions — both in terms of their ethics, but also their effectiveness.
June 9, 2021
Pima County Seeing Positive Results So Far From Vaccine Incentives
After launching incentives to get more people to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose last week, Pima County's preliminary data is showing early success.
June 8, 2021
AZDHS: 6M Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Administered In AZ
Arizona has reached the 6 million mark for COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the state since December, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday.
June 7, 2021
Why Americans Are Hesitant To Get COVID-19 Vaccines
Anyone 12 and older who wants to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona can get one — that’s also the case around the country. But many people are not getting it for various reasons.
June 7, 2021
State Health Director Unsure Of Upcoming Fourth Of July Vaccine Benchmark
President Biden has set a goal of having 70% of U.S. adults at least partly vaccinated against COVID-19 by the Fourth of July. But that may be an especially difficult threshold to reach in Arizona. Dr. Cara Christ leads the state health department. She says Arizona has struggled with vaccine hesitancy, even before COVID.
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June 5, 2021
Vaccinations To Start For Those 18-40 In Mexican Border Cities
More than a million Johnson & Johnson vaccines being sent from the U.S. to Mexico will be administered to 18- to 40-year-olds in cities along the border. It’s an effort to end border travel restrictions that have been in place since March of 2020.
June 4, 2021
ADE Task Force Meets To Discuss Ideas For COVID-19 Relief Funding
A task force made up of community members from throughout the state — including education, business and nonprofit leaders — met this week to discuss how the Arizona Department of Education should use discretionary dollars that it received from the latest COVID-19 relief package.
June 4, 2021
Arizonas Mass Vaccination Sites Will Close This Month
More than a quarter of all vaccines in Arizona have gone out at the state's mass vaccination sites. The 24-hour vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale was one of the first of its kind in the country and even attracted praise from the White House. But the PODs have been running below capacity for weeks.
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June 3, 2021
Mesa To Join White House Vaccine Challenge
President Biden wants 70% of American adults to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Independence Day. The city of Mesa is joining in the White House push for more vaccinations this month.
June 3, 2021
Ready For School Task Force Finds Bright Spots In Pandemic
The Arizona Department of Education’s Ready for School Task Force is bringing together a diverse group of educators to get students back to school on the right foot next year. Bill Lucas serves on that task force. He’s a school counselor at Agua Fria High School in Avondale where he said he had to adapt fast as everything changed overnight last spring.
June 2, 2021
AZ Adds Just 4 New COVID-19 Cases After Holiday Weekend
Arizona reported just four new positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday. It has been nearly a year since the state had a case report in the single digits. But on average, Arizona is still seeing more than 500 infections per day.
June 1, 2021
State Health Director Urges Arizonans To Get Their Shots
As of June 1, more than 3.3 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — that’s more than 46% of our population. Arizona is still in the bottom half of states by vaccination rates. And more than one in 10 adults nationwide say they will probably or definitely not get vaccinated.
June 1, 2021
How Do Arizona’s Vaccination Rates Compare?
Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccination rate for adults continues to trail the national average. According to the CDC, nearly 51% of all Americans have had at least one dose of a vaccine, while less than 47% of Arizonans have had a shot.
June 1, 2021
AZ Health Expert: Financial Incentives Are Next Best Thing To COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
As of Sunday, over 5.8 million vaccine doses have been administered in Arizona, fully vaccinating a little over 46% of the population. Some states around the country have started offering financial incentives to those who still need to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
May 31, 2021
Dept. Of Ed To Form Task Force On How To Spend Relief Funds
The Arizona Department of Education is forming a task force made up of leaders from across the state that will help it decide how to spend discretionary funds it’s receiving from the American Rescue Plan.
May 28, 2021
Mexico Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use
Mexico’s health regulatory commission has granted emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, and leaders have expressed hope that the U.S. will share some of its Johnson & Johnson supply.
May 28, 2021
NAU Starting To Relax Mask Policy For Vaccinated Individuals
Northern Arizona University will start to relax its face mask policy on campus, university President Rita Cheng announced Friday on Twitter.
May 28, 2021
U.S. Sees Steady Declines In COVID-19 While AZ Progress Flattens
As more Americans get vaccinated, daily COVID-19 infections in the U.S. have fallen more than 90% from the outbreak's winter peak. But the rate of progress in Arizona has been slower than in other states.
May 27, 2021
Coconino County, Flagstaff Drop Mask Mandates
Flagstaff, the most populous city in Coconino County in northern Arizona, and the county itself are dropping masking mandates they implemented last June to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
May 27, 2021