Lisa Shubitz
Valley fever can be a grueling disease, and it’s more common in Arizona than anywhere else. University of Arizona researchers say they’ve found a vaccine that can prevent Valley fever in pets. They’re hopeful it will protect humans someday, too.
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Nov. 12, 2021
Violet and Adora Snedecor
Kids ages 5 to 11 became eligible for a pediatric version of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last week. Many Arizona families have been waiting for this moment and rushed to get their young children inoculated as soon as possible.
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Nov. 11, 2021
A worker administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal employees and contractors.
Nov. 11, 2021
A COVID-19 testing site in Phoenix
The average number of COVID-19 cases reported daily in Arizona has risen more than 25% in the last two weeks. The surge is driven by people who aren’t vaccinated, but breakthrough infections among vaccinated people appear to be on the rise too.
Nov. 10, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
Attorneys are attempting to reveal the identity of a federal employee who wants to challenge President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.
Nov. 10, 2021
A U.S. District judge has ordered the Maricopa Community College District to accommodate the two nursing students who sued the district over vaccine requirements
Nov. 9, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination highway sign
Arizona is going in the wrong direction in its fight against COVID-19. The state has recorded 3,000 new cases for five of the past six days. Hospitals are going into this current surge with beds already filled to near capacity.
Nov. 9, 2021
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The Maricopa County Community College District will comply with a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, it announced to its employees in a Monday email. MCCCD has more than 12,000 active employees including faculty, staff, student workers, full-time, part-time and temporary employees.
Nov. 8, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
A federal appeals court panel has temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees to generally require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Nov. 8, 2021
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More and more of those postings on the job search site include a requirement that new hires be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Nov. 8, 2021
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s lawsuit against the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees is underway.
Nov. 7, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
More than 80% of Phoenix Union High School District staff have submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Superintendent Chad Gestson told its governing board at its Thursday meeting.
Nov. 5, 2021
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit Friday morning against the Biden administration's vaccine mandate that starts in January.
Nov. 5, 2021
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The Biden administration set Jan. 4 as the deadline for American workers to either get vaccinated for COVID-19 or get tested regularly for the virus. Gov. Ducey is calling the rule a “direct attack” on personal liberties and businesses. But some Arizona workplaces have already implemented vaccine requirements with little pushback.
Nov. 4, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
About 3% of adults in the U.S. have a condition that suppresses their immune system, which raises concerns that they might not receive as much protection from mRNA-based coronavirus vaccines. A study released by the CDC bears that out.
Nov. 4, 2021
Kara Karlson's daughter
Kids as young as 5 can sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine now. And that means pediatricians around the state and the country are getting ready to give out the shots — as well as talk to reluctant parents about its safety.
Nov. 4, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously Nov. 2 to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11. And as this news breaks, there's at least one parent who has been waiting for this day for a very long time.
Nov. 3, 2021
covid nurse
The vast majority of employees at several major Arizona hospitals have met the deadline to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Tens of thousands of health care workers at Banner Health, Dignity Health, Valleywise Health and HonorHealth had until Nov. 1 to get the shot.
Nov. 2, 2021
regina villa vaccine
Monday is the deadline for tens of thousands of health care workers in Arizona to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Valleywise Health each gave employees until Nov. 1 to get fully vaccinated.
Oct. 29, 2021
child getting vaccinated
Next week, the CDC and FDA are expected to release authorizations and guidelines for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged 5-11. But with 40% of Americans still unvaccinated, apprehension toward child inoculation is expected.
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Oct. 28, 2021


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