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As many in the U.S. look forward to soon having access to COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, in neighboring Sonora, it’s kids over 5 who will finally get their turn for a jab.
Jun. 16, 2022
Arizona's 390,000 children under the age of 5 may finally have access to COVID-19 vaccines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday signed off on both Pfizer and Moderna’s shots for young children.
Jun. 15, 2022
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Health experts and public health authorities in Pima County hope wastewater testing data will help find concentrations COVID-19 infections sooner, as cases are on the rise again.
May. 31, 2022
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In the last two weeks, 47 states have reported increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations, including almost 400 new hospitalizations in Arizona. Pima County has also seen an uptick in cases, says county health director Theresa Cullen.
May. 28, 2022
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The FDA has approved a COVID-19 vaccine booster for healthy children between 5 and 11 years old. The authorization opens a third shot to elementary-aged children five months after their last dose.
May. 17, 2022
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Lawmakers are set to hear three bills relating to COVID-19 and the pandemic this week at the state Capitol. Among them is one seeking to stop the state health department from requiring the COVID-19 vaccination in schools.
May. 16, 2022
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Many people 65 and older are not getting COVID-19 booster shots, according to Kaiser Health News. It’s unclear why given that the vaccines are shown to reduce severe illness and even prevent death among this more vulnerable population.
May. 16, 2022
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Mexico's top pandemic official also said the country is beginning to transition to the endemic phase of the outbreak.
Apr. 26, 2022
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Republican state senators approved a bill to ban the government at the state, county or municipal level from mandating vaccines for COVID-19 or any variant of the virus.
Apr. 18, 2022
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After long delaying COVID-19 vaccinations for most minors, the Mexican government says children under 15 will now be eligible for the jab.
Apr. 14, 2022
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The second COVID-19 booster shot is available for those who are 50 or older or have underlying health problems, but many are left wondering if they should get it.
Apr. 12, 2022
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Starting April 1, 2022, the Canadian government no longer required fully-vaccinated travelers to be COVID-tested before re-entering the country.
Apr. 5, 2022
8 year old girl child COVID-19 vaccine bandage
Arizonans with questions about COVID-19 vaccines for kids can join a health department town hall Tuesday evening. Less than one-third of Arizona kids ages 5 to 11 have been vaccinated since the shots became available last fall.
Mar. 29, 2022
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State lawmakers are moving to permanently bar health officials from requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend public schools.
Mar. 24, 2022
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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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