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Health officials in Arizona are urging people to mask up, as reported cases of flu and RSV are still trending higher at this time of year than in 2021. COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations, as a result, also remain problematic.
Dec. 10, 2022
The Arizona Department of Health Services says eight Arizona counties, including Pima County, have returned to a high level of COVID-19 transmission.
Nov. 30, 2022
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced a six-week campaign aimed at urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign is focused on reaching older adults and people with disabilities.
Nov. 23, 2022
Last week, AARP released data showing that just 22% of nursing home residents and 15% of staff are up to date with the latest COVID-19 booster. So why are some folks skipping out?
Nov. 22, 2022
Soberana is the second Cuban vaccine to be approved for emergency use in Mexico, and one of about a dozen in total.
Nov. 21, 2022
Seasonal flu cases are soaring, and COVID cases are surging, but booster rates are circling the drain, in part because of lingering vaccine questions and misperceptions. Now, several Arizona institutions are collaborating on a five-year, $12.5 million CDC project to answer them.
Nov. 18, 2022
With kids back in school under pre-pandemic conditions and experts bracing for another potential COVID-19 wave, just under 64% of Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, the CDC recommends updated vaccines for children as young as 5.
Oct. 12, 2022
While the state's COVID-19 outbreak shows signs of receding, some experts say Arizona’s vaccination rates are still too low.
Sep. 14, 2022
COVID-19 hit the Navajo Nation hard. Now, the tribe has vaccinated more than half of children ages 5 to 11; that’s compared to about a third nationwide.
Sep. 13, 2022
When the COVID-19 vaccine was first rolled out for adults, it seemed like you could get it everywhere. But by the time the vaccine was available to kids, that rollout looked very different.
Sep. 13, 2022
About one in 10 kindergartners in Arizona are unprotected against key childhood diseases. That’s largely due to a rise in the number of vaccine deniers coupled with one of the nation’s easiest opt-out provisions.
Sep. 8, 2022
Updated booster vaccines that target the omicron strain of COVID-19 started going into arms in Arizona over Labor Day weekend. They're available to Arizonans 12 and older.
Sep. 6, 2022
As new variants of COVID-19 become more dominant and flu season approaches, health officials are encouraging Arizonans 65 and up to roll up their sleeves.
Sep. 1, 2022
Arizona’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to show signs of improvement, according to the latest update from the state health department. And the state could soon begin offering updated booster vaccines to protect against a potential winter surge.
Aug. 31, 2022
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Tucson over its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements and related conduct.
Aug. 31, 2022
The Arizona Department of Health Services has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine option for unvaccinated people over the age of 12.
Aug. 26, 2022
Females who are pregnant face a greater risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes, yet their vaccination rates still lag behind. Now, a study of more than 90,000 females provides further evidence that mRNA vaccines are safe during pregnancy.
Aug. 12, 2022
A new poll of people over the age of 50 shows that many of them plan to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot when it becomes available.
Aug. 10, 2022
More than 14,000 people participated in a Maricopa County Department of Public Health survey on the impacts of COVID-19 and other pandemic concerns.
Jul. 28, 2022
COVID-19 cases have plateaued at a high level in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services added 17,249 new cases and 70 deaths to its dashboard in its weekly update Wednesday.
Jul. 27, 2022