Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey has hit back against Tucson's move to fire city employees who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 by December. In a letter, the governor told the city attorney that violation of his executive order could carry "a criminal penalty."
Oct. 21, 2021
Crista Johnson-Agbakwu
Misinformation about COVID-19 has been spreading almost as fast as the virus itself. And it's been spreading even more so in immigrant and refugee communities where language barriers and lack of access to health care have put people in vulnerable positions. To combat this, Valleywise Health is releasing a series of videos in 11 different languages.
Oct. 21, 2021
Vaccination card
With the U.S.-Mexico border set to reopen to many fully vaccinated travelers next month, Mexico’s president promised Wednesday to ensure easier access to required vaccination certificates.
Oct. 20, 2021
child getting vaccinated
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study showing the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The numbers are very promising.
Oct. 20, 2021
Covid vaccine
Tucson city employees who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 1 will lose their jobs. The Tucson City Council voted 4-3 Oct. 19 to require vaccines for city workers and to fire those who do not get the shots.
Oct. 20, 2021
covid nurses
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration may revoke Arizona's authority to enforce workplace safety standards because state officials have yet to adopt emergency standards for health care workers.
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Oct. 19, 2021
child wearing a mask
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
covid testing and vaccine signs
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
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
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
covid testing and vaccine signs
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
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
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
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


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