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The University of Arizona COVID-19 vaccine site is having success in administering doses to Latino and Hispanic community members, officials announced during their Monday weekly press conference. Of the people that have come to the UA site, 19% have self-identified as Hispanic and Latino.
Mar. 15, 2021
A sign at the entrance to the State Farm Stadium vaccine site
As vaccinations continue across the country, many patients report experiencing side effects.
Mar. 15, 2021
A sign at the entrance to the State Farm Stadium vaccine site
As a part of KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Does the listed number of Arizonans vaccinated only reflect Arizona residents? The Arizona Department of Health Services’ data dashboard shows a running total of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.
Mar. 14, 2021
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The HeroZona and Equality Health Foundations began distributing vaccines to community members in west Phoenix on Saturday. Equality Health Interim CEO Tomás León says opening sites in underserved communities helps remove some stigmas associated with the vaccine.
Mar. 13, 2021
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the Department of Corrections confirmed it had begun vaccinating inmates in prison infirmaries and it was planning to roll out vaccines to the rest of the population by age.
Mar. 12, 2021
Dr. Cara Christ
President Biden said Thursday that he wants all American adults to be made eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by May. Arizona’s health department says the state can meet that goal.
Mar. 12, 2021
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Starting Friday, Pima County is expanding their vaccine eligibility to essential frontline workers and those 55 and older. Dr. Theresa Cullen, the county’s health director, says front line workers include workers in food, agriculture, grocery stores, restaurants, public transit and postal service.
Mar. 12, 2021
Doug Ducey
Last week, disability rights groups and advocates pleaded for Gov. Doug Ducey to help people with disabilities and their caregivers get the COVID-19 vaccine. A bipartisan group of lawmakers echoed that call on Wednesday in a letter to the Republican governor.
Mar. 11, 2021
Vaccination card
Privacy and security experts are worried about scammers collecting personal information from vaccination cards in selfie photos. Nadya Bliss is executive director of ASU’s Global Security Initiative. The Show spoke with her for her response to seeing such selfies.
Mar. 11, 2021
A Valley Metro bus in Phoenix
Arizona recently switched to an age-based priority system for determining COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. But county health departments are still working to get vaccines to people in essential occupations.
Mar. 10, 2021
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Arizona’s Native American population has been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Native Americans make up about 5% of Arizona’s population but at least 8% of the state’s deaths from the virus. But since vaccines started rolling out across the state, Native Americans have been getting vaccinated at higher rates than the general population.
Mar. 9, 2021
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As the state continues to ramp up its efforts, it has begun to look for ways to reach underserved communities. On Monday, dozens of taxis brought people from one underserved ZIP code to a Phoenix vaccination site.
Mar. 8, 2021
A worker administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Although confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is rising as more people receive them without serious incident, members of many key groups, including health care workers, still hesitate to get their shots. With more infectious variants on the rise, overcoming vaccine reluctance is growing more vital than ever. But some of the most practical, legal or ethical options could backfire.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
Mar. 7, 2021
A card given to those who got the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Arizona is set to receive nearly 324,000 vaccine doses next week, higher than the amount allocated the previous week, about 255,000.
Mar. 5, 2021
Mesa Public Schools vaccine event
Disability rights groups and advocates are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities and their caregivers in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Parents of children with disabilities are pleading their case to the governor.
Mar. 5, 2021
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There’s still a long way to go before we reach the 70% to 80% vaccination rates experts say will allow life to return to something like normal. But COVID-19 vaccination efforts have been picking up pace in Arizona. The state has been administering more than 40,000 shots per day recently.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
Mar. 4, 2021
A patient's bandage shows the COVID-19 vaccine was administered.
The state this week opened up COVID-19 vaccines to people 55 and older at its sites in Maricopa County. But one Arizona county is offering a COVID-19 vaccine to any county resident who wants one.
Mar. 4, 2021
Arizona Department of Corrections headquarters
According to a report obtained by KJZZ, Arizona is planning to begin administering the first COVID vaccines to inmates in state prisons this week.
Mar. 3, 2021
Arizona vaccine plan
Arizona is changing the way it prioritizes who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Health care workers, law enforcement and educators were among the first to be offered vaccines in Arizona, but the new plan bases eligibility more on age than occupation.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
Mar. 3, 2021
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. priority was first vaccinating all Americans.
Mar. 2, 2021

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