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Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said nursing home staff would have to get vaccinated by March 15. That deadline applied to 24 states including Arizona.
Mar. 21, 2022
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For many of us, COVID-19 has faded into the background. Masks are off, indoor spaces are packed. But is the roller coaster ride really over?
Mar. 16, 2022
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A CDC study of COVID-19 vaccination rates shows the nationwide gap between urban and rural areas more than doubled in the past year, with urban counties beating rural counties everywhere — except in Arizona.
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Mar. 11, 2022
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Arizonans fired from their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 could end up with the company having to continue to pay them for a year.
Mar. 1, 2022
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Nearly 90% of Sonorans 18 and older have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Feb. 28, 2022
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A new report from the state health department shows COVID-19 vaccines continue to save lives in Arizona. But the highly contagious omicron variant drove a steep increase in breakthrough cases in December and January.
Feb. 3, 2022
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Hermosillo, the capital of neighboring Sonora, was hit hard by the pandemic. But a new survey shows that city residents are starting to feel more optimistic about the future.
Feb. 3, 2022
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Some big news on the vaccine front: Babies as young as 6 months old could be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in a matter of weeks.
Feb. 2, 2022
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Scottsdale is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics at two community centers through March. People can walk in or register online.
Feb. 1, 2022
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Like a lot of parents these days, Sara Wellensiek sends her kids to school with no small amount of trepidation. She has kids at both a charter and a district school in the Valley, and says both schools have lost her trust when it comes to ensuring COVID-19 safety.
Jan. 31, 2022
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If an employee sees serious injury related to a COVID-19 vaccination after being denied religious exemption, the business could see fines.
Jan. 31, 2022
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Proof of vaccination has become increasingly more important around the world, but some people’s vaccination records may not match the name on their IDs. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Is there a way to update your name on your vaccine records if you get it changed?
Jan. 29, 2022
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The omicron variant has pushed COVID-19 cases to record highs across Arizona in recent weeks. But on the Navajo Nation, aggressive mitigation measures appear to be preventing the most serious health outcomes.
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Jan. 25, 2022
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When it comes to the percentage of residents in long-term care who are boosted, the figure is low. Slightly more than 40% have received their third dose. And with the omicron variant spreading like wildfire in long-term care, AARP Arizona is calling on nursing homes to require boosters for staff and residents.
Jan. 24, 2022
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Valley Fever is a growing problem in the Southwest as cases rise. Now, both Arizona senators are sponsoring legislation that would put $500 million toward research for a vaccine against the infection.
Jan. 20, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey’s office said the pandemic has taken a heartbreaking toll as the state surpasses 25,000 total deaths from COVID-19. But the governor’s office did not respond to several questions from KJZZ News about the state’s pandemic response.
Jan. 13, 2022
Sonora teacher booster
Teachers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are getting COVID-19 booster shots this week. Officials hope it’s a step toward bringing more students back to classrooms.
Jan. 12, 2022
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The Arizona chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging schools to require masks in response to the latest spike of COVID-19 cases.
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Jan. 11, 2022
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For a long time, many of us didn’t know anyone who actually had COVID-19. That’s changed in the last month as the latest surge of the omicron variant has brought the virus much closer to home for many, including Mattie Lord.
Jan. 10, 2022
Kelly Townsend
Arizona Republican Sen. Kelly Townsend from Mesa withdrew her request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate Pima County’s religious exemptions for their COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Jan. 7, 2022

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