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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.


Vaccinated AZ State Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19
A vaccinated Arizona state lawmaker announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
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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
As Vaccine Demand Slows, More Doses Will Go Unused
The latest guidance from the CDC advises providers to avoid wasting the opportunity to vaccinate even just one person — even if that means opening a new vial and letting some doses go unused.
May 25, 2021
Boas: Why Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine Still Makes Sense
Over the weekend, a Republic editorial had a clear and simple focus — explaining why getting a COVID-19 vaccine still makes sense. The Show spoke with Phil Boas about his column and its timing.
May 24, 2021
More Than 1,300 Who Got At Least 1 Vaccine Dose Still Got COVID-19
More than 1,300 vaccinated Arizonans still got COVID-19 between January and May — and eight of them died, but it is not clear if those deaths were COVID-19-related. The 1,300 cases are out of more than 3.2 million Arizonans who have at least gotten one dose as of May 24.
May 24, 2021
Mexico Pushing For Gradual Return To In-Person Classes
Mexican leaders say it’s time to start preparing for a gradual return to in-person classes across the country. Some students could be back in school this June.
May 24, 2021
Mexico Promises To Share 30% Of ‘Patria’ Vaccine Once Approved
Group of 20 nations held a special summit Friday calling for voluntary measures to increase worldwide vaccine availability. During the virtual meeting, Mexico’s president promised to share a vaccine being developed in the country.
May 21, 2021
State-Run Vaccine Sites Reducing Hours Of Operation
The state health department is cutting the hours of operation at its mass vaccination sites. There are now more than 1,600 places to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona and Department of Health Services director, Dr. Cara Christ, said big state-run sites no longer have enough demand to run every day.
May 21, 2021
Arizona Job Sectors Start To See Slow Recovery
More 320,000 private sector jobs in Arizona have been lost since February 2020 — and so far only 78% of them have been recovered. Because shopping habits changed during the pandemic to be more online focused, the trade and transportation sector had been growing.
May 21, 2021
Bill Outlawing Vaccine Requirements For Business Customers Fails
A bill that would have prevented businesses from requiring their customers and clients to be vaccinated failed in the Arizona Senate. On a mostly party-line vote, Republicans argued that the bill protects individuals from government overreach. But Republican Senator T.J. Shope disagreed and voted no.
May 21, 2021
Rural Vaccinations Lag Nationally, But Not In AZ
Rural residents face greater risks of severe sickness and death from COVID-19, due in part to factors like age, illness, disability, health insurance and access to intensive care. Yet a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds rural vaccination rates still lag — though not in Arizona.
May 20, 2021
AZ Vaccination Rate Remains Below U.S. Average
Nearly 3.2 million Arizonans have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the number of doses given out in Arizona has been falling each week since early April and most Arizonans still have not had a vaccine.
May 20, 2021
What To Do If You Lose Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card In AZ
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans who are fully vaccinated can safely ditch masks and social distancing in most situations. But what if you’ve misplaced that card that proves you’re fully vaccinated?
May 20, 2021
Phoenix Relaxes Mask Mandate, Lets Businesses Set Rules
You may see fewer people wearing masks in Phoenix. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously agreed to amend its rules for face coverings to follow updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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