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Ability 360 in Phoenix recently hosted the first vaccine pod for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. The event offered accommodations to people with a broad range of disabilities — something that was not available at the state-run vaccine pods.
Apr. 16, 2021
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Latinos are vaccinated at a lower rate than any other racial or ethnic group in Maricopa County. Only about 13% of Maricopa County Latinos over the age of 15 have had a shot, compared with more than 41% of the general population. A new Spanish-language hotline is part of an effort to address disparities in vaccine access.
Apr. 15, 2021
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Drugmaker Moderna is continuing to research the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine for children, and Arizona is one of the places where those trials are taking place.
Apr. 14, 2021
Seniors wait to be vaccinated in Nogales, Sonora
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue a slow rollout in Mexico, some older adults in the state of Sonora are finally receiving second doses this week.
Apr. 14, 2021
María Elena Álvarez-Buylla Roces,
A new COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Mexico is ready to enter the first phase of clinical trials, and officials say if all goes well, it could be approved for emergency use by the end of the year.
Apr. 14, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said April 13 that the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine has a rare but serious side effect of creating blood clots. Arizona and other states quickly pulled the vaccine off the shelf. But some like Naomi Lopez argue that approach is wrong, since the risks of complications are so low, and the risk of COVID-19 is so much higher.
Apr. 14, 2021
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The university is encouraging students to get a vaccine by Friday so they can be fully vaccinated by the end of the semester, especially if they are leaving southern Arizona for the summer break.
Apr. 13, 2021
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The state health department is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
Apr. 13, 2021
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Earlier this year, anytime Arizona’s health department opened registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, tens of thousands of slots would be booked within minutes. That’s changed.
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Apr. 12, 2021
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The state-run vaccination site at Arizona’s State University’s Desert Financial Arena opens Monday on the Tempe campus. This site was previously at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, but has moved to the indoor facility as temperatures rise.
Apr. 12, 2021
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The HeroZona and Equality Health Foundations have worked on pop-up vaccine distribution sites in underserved areas of the Valley. Now they’ve launched a permanent vaccine site at South Mountain Community College in south Phoenix.
Apr. 10, 2021
Dr. Cara Christ
State health director Dr. Cara Christ is weighing in on so-called vaccine passports — documented proof of vaccination that could be required by businesses and governments.
Apr. 9, 2021
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
The latest state-run COVID-19 vaccination site is coming to Northern Arizona University on April 19.
Apr. 9, 2021
Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich
The governor of Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is asking that medical professionals be prioritized in Mexico’s vaccine rollout. On Friday, Mexico's president declined to say that such a plan had been rejected but did say such workers would have to wait for their vaccines.
Apr. 9, 2021
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexico’s president said he’ll soon take his coronavirus vaccine dose publicly to aid the current effort to inoculate older people. The announcement comes shortly after a new daily administered dose record of roughly 530,000 was set.
Apr. 9, 2021
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Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, several listeners have asked how homebound seniors can get the coronavirus vaccine. In Arizona, efforts are underway to make that happen.
Apr. 9, 2021
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Pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS have been vaccinating long-term care residents and staff since December. Now, that program is coming to an end.
Apr. 8, 2021
Phoenix Municipal
The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will relocate on April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Since the the Phoenix Municipal Stadium site opened in February, it has administered 171,202 doses.
Apr. 8, 2021
A worker administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Two weeks ago, Arizona was averaging about 500 COVID-19 infections per day, according to Biodesign Institute data. The average is now about 630 per day.
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Apr. 7, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that the state will partner with disability organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to people with disabilities, their family and caregivers starting this weekend.
Apr. 6, 2021

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