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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
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
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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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The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday that it would allow Arizonans 55 and older to register for vaccine appointments at State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The health department opened registration for appointments at noon Tuesday. Tens of thousands of spots were filled by 2 p.m.
Mar. 2, 2021
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As COVID-19 trends downward, scientists and researchers are cautioning against de-emphasizing some of the factors that got us to this point. Two critical pieces: testing and contact tracing.
Mar. 2, 2021
A sign at the entrance to the State Farm Stadium vaccine site
Starting Tuesday at noon, the Arizona Department of Health Services will open approximately 50,000 appointments at the State Farm and Phoenix Municipal stadiums for later this week for Arizonans ages 55 and older.
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Mar. 1, 2021
The first shipments of coronavirus vaccine
More than a million Arizonans have now had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Due to limited supply, shots are still only available to prioritized groups based on age or occupation. But the state health department expects supply to increase soon.
Feb. 26, 2021
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Those charged with prioritizing COVID-19 vaccines must balance stopping the most deaths against preserving the most years of remaining life. At first glance, that would seem to pit the old against the young. But new research shows the two criteria aren’t in conflict after all.
Feb. 26, 2021
Mexico's First Vaccine
The Biden administration has promised to administer COVID-19 vaccine to undocumented immigrants. Mexico’s government has given a similar order and has resolved a controversy over vaccinating resident foreigners.
Feb. 25, 2021
Mesa Public Schools vaccine event
With more people getting coronavirus vaccines, airlines expect to see more people booking flights.
Feb. 25, 2021
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An FDA panel will consider emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Friday. Arizona’s health department director, Dr. Cara Christ, said if that vaccine gets authorization, doses could start arriving in our state as early as next week.
Feb. 24, 2021

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