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Since April, more than 1,000 reports of heart inflammation have raised concerns about whether mRNA-based vaccines like those made by Pfizer and Moderna are worth the risk, despite hundreds of millions of doses administered without incident. A new report has the latest recommendations from the CDC.
Jul. 9, 2021
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Half of all Arizonans have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the state’s vaccination rate still lags behind the national average. It’s been about six weeks since the U.S. reached the milestone of getting half the population vaccinated.
AZ Vaccination Rate Is Below Average. GOP Politics May Play A Role
Jul. 8, 2021
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Mexico’s effort to inoculate all adult border residents is advancing west to east, most recently with a major campaign in two large Sonoran border communities.
Jul. 8, 2021
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Arizona lawmakers are banning most of the state’s K-12 schools from requiring students or staff to wear masks. But as COVID-19 cases rise in the state, some doctors are speaking out, saying the rule puts Arizona children at risk.
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Jul. 7, 2021
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For Arizonans who test positive for COVID-19, it may not be possible to find out which variant is responsible.
Jul. 5, 2021
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Pima County is phasing out mass COVID-19 vaccination sites as the county’s vaccination rate nears 70%. County officials said that the vaccination rate for those 65 and older is 93%.
Jul. 3, 2021
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Now that schools are no longer required to mandate mask wearing, Dr. Shad Marvasti recommends parents get their children who are 12 or older vaccinated to protect them from COVID-19.
Jul. 2, 2021
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The effort to vaccinate Mexican border residents continues. Another 27,000 doses recently arrived for the Sonoran border city of Agua Prieta.
Jul. 2, 2021
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President Biden set a goal that 70% of American adults would have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the Fourth of July. About 20 states reached that target. Arizona fell short. And the state’s politics are likely playing a role in its vaccination efforts.
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Jul. 2, 2021
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Health officials in Mexico are beginning to administer a coronavirus vaccine to people in the neighboring state of Sonora.
Jul. 1, 2021
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The highly infectious form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant is quickly becoming more dominant in Arizona. And health care workers are already seeing its impact.
Jul. 1, 2021
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First lady Jill Biden is asking Arizonans to get vaccinated. She stopped in Phoenix on Wednesday to highlight the need for higher COVID-19 immunization rates in the state.
Jun. 30, 2021
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The city of Phoenix is trying to get more employees vaccinated by offering more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.
Jun. 30, 2021
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First lady Jill Biden is visiting Arizona on Wednesday. She and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will stop in Phoenix as part of a nationwide tour promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
Jun. 29, 2021
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Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also praised the United States for its donation of 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was almost completely used up to get the adult population of Baja California vaccinated.
Jun. 28, 2021
Mexico has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for children 12 and older. Mexico now joins a growing number of countries that have approved the vaccine for use in adolescents — including the United States.
Jun. 25, 2021
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The effort appears to have used nearly all of the 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that the United States had given to help vaccinate border residents.
Jun. 25, 2021
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Experts say a 70% to 90% vaccination rate is needed for herd immunity, especially as more infectious COVID-19 variants take hold. Yet shots-in-arms are stalling or falling off in many states, including Arizona. Now, a new CDC survey looks at the groups least likely to move the needle.
Jun. 25, 2021
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Mark Tebeau, a professor of history at Arizona State University, has been leading a collaborative, international effort to create a public history of the pandemic called "A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19."
Jun. 23, 2021
Sonora Pandemic
Several of the state's biggest municipalities, including Hermosillo and Cajeme, have already returned to high risk on the state's coronavirus scale.
Jun. 21, 2021


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