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A Food and Drug Administration panel is expected to meet next week to consider emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. Maricopa County Public Health is already making a plan to get Arizona children vaccinated.
Oct. 19, 2021
COVID-19 testing site in Phoenix
Arizona reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday. State health officials said the high number was a result of a reporting system update over the weekend. But on average, Arizona is still reporting more new cases per capita than much of the country is.
Oct. 19, 2021
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey said he is “reviewing” his options regarding a possible sanction against the state’s three public universities that are now requiring all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before Dec. 8.
Oct. 19, 2021
University of Arizona Old Main
The state’s three public universities announced last Friday that they would be requiring COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. The decision was based in part on the university's federal contracts which provide hundreds of millions dollars to support research.
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Oct. 18, 2021
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A recent study in the Lancet Medical Journal found that the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine declines after a few months, signaling the need for booster shots.
Oct. 17, 2021
ASU campus
Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona announced Friday that all employees must be fully vaccinated by early December.
Oct. 15, 2021
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About half of doses administered in Maricopa County recently were booster shots. Meanwhile, county data shows demand for first doses has slowed.
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Oct. 12, 2021
Hugo Lopez-Gatell
A federal judge in Mexico has ordered health authorities to expand the vaccine plan to include millions of 12- to 17-year-olds. Currently only those with certain health conditions are included.
Oct. 12, 2021
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 10, 2021
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Arizona on Saturday reported more than 2,300 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but virus-based metrics are slowing down from the peak of the recent third wave.
Oct. 9, 2021
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Pfizer is seeking emergency U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccination for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix says if the vaccine is approved, it will be a game changer.
Oct. 8, 2021
Robert Robbins
A September court ruling opened the door for Arizona public colleges and universities to require COVID-19 vaccinations. The state has filed an appeal, and University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said he wants to wait until the matter is settled before deciding what to do next.
Oct. 4, 2021
Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix
Live Nation-operated venues in Phoenix require vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test to attend concerts and events. The company owns many venues in the state, such as the Van Buren, Arizona Federal Theatre and Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.
Oct. 4, 2021
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The gap between White and Latino vaccination rates has been shrinking in the U.S. But gains have been uneven, and in Arizona, there’s still a major disparity between the demographics.
Oct. 1, 2021
Chad Gestson
High school athletes in the Phoenix Union High school district will have to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. The new requirements announced Thursday also apply to coaches, staff and volunteers.
Oct. 1, 2021
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Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added seniors and people with high-COVID-19-risk jobs to the list of people approved for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. A new CDC report evaluates how third doses affected their predecessors: people with conditions that compromise their immune systems.
Sep. 29, 2021
Playboy Manbaby at the Van Buren
Twenty major independent music venues in the state are banding together to require concert goers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend a concert.
Sep. 29, 2021
ASU's campus
A Monday court ruling which declared some provisions packed into the state budget unconstitutional and voided the laws before they could take effect clears the way for Arizona public colleges and universities to mandate COVID-19 testing and vaccines if they wish.
Sep. 28, 2021
Devin Booker
News that Devin Booker will miss the start of Phoenix Suns training camp because of a positive COVID-19 test, coupled with high-profile league players questioning the vaccine, suggest the NBA is still struggling to navigate a pandemic environment.
Sep. 28, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services added another 69 COVID-19-related deaths to the dashboard Saturday, as the pace of virus deaths has nearly doubled over the past two weeks.
Sep. 25, 2021

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