Vaccines

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The Show spoke with Dr. Nick Staab, assistant medical director for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, to talk more about low vaccination rates in Arizona and how a potential measles case and new strains of COVID-19 could affect unvaccinated people.
Feb. 15, 2024
Measles Virus
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health confirmed a measles case Saturday from an international visitor as cases of the highly infectious disease rise across the U.S. and overseas. Officials became notified of the matter through routine lab reporting.
Feb. 10, 2024
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There’s some good news and bad news in the world of vaccines. Most nursing home residents in Arizona still haven’t gotten their COVID-19 booster. And for the first time, vaccines are available to protect against four respiratory illnesses.
Dec. 28, 2023
Boy in COVID-19 mask gets bandage after vaccine shot
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona has some of the lowest rates of kids getting vaccinated in the country. The Show spoke with Will Humble about low vaccination rates in Arizona.
Nov. 13, 2023
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Cases of influenza and other respiratory infections are on the rise in Arizona. And health officials say now is the time to get up-to-date on immunizations.
Oct. 12, 2023
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The Show spoke with Dr. Nick Staab, assistant medical director with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, about the long-awaited new COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep. 20, 2023
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Arizona pharmacies and doctors offices could start providing updated COVID-19 vaccines within a few days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended the shots for almost all Americans.
Sep. 12, 2023
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The Show spoke with Dr. David Engelthaler, head of the infection diseases department at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or T-Gen, more about the rising COVID-19 numbers.
Aug. 29, 2023
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A group of doctors known for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 spoke in a second day of special hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday. Speakers continued to outline a litany of conspiracy theories about the pandemic before an all-Republican committee.
May. 26, 2023
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The Show spoke with Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who has been reporting on a special committee meeting, on what we can expect to hear from the selected speakers.
May. 25, 2023
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The Show spoke with Dr. Kiran Raman on the new COVID-19 booster recommended to those 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems.
May. 24, 2023
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After more than two years of testing, Mexico is rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine. María Elena Álvarez-Buylla, head of Mexico’s science and technology council, announced this week that the vaccine, known as Patria, is ready for use.
May. 4, 2023
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Public health officials in the state say a new strain of coronavirus known as XBB.1.16 may be linked to an uptick in pink eye cases.
Apr. 28, 2023
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A federal court of appeals has ruled the Biden administration has the power to require the state or any Arizona company with a federal contract to vaccinate all of its workers against COVID-19.
Apr. 21, 2023
A pharmacist administers a COVID-19 vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a new COVID-19 vaccine within the next few weeks. The booster shot would target the omicron variant specifically and would be available for people 65 years and older or those with weakened immune systems.
Apr. 4, 2023
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent omicron booster vial
This week marks three years since former Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency stay-at-home order in response to the worsening pandemic. And health experts are still encouraging people to get vaccinated and boosted.
Mar. 15, 2023
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Over the course of the pandemic, the federal government has bought the vaccines from the manufacturers and made them free for people who wanted them. But, as early as this fall, that program will end.
Mar. 13, 2023
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The Department of Homeland Security says it will help local communities working with asylum seekers released from DHS custody to await their immigration proceedings in the U.S.
Mar. 1, 2023
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent omicron booster vial
A bill before the state legislature would ban schools from requiring students to get emergency use vaccines – a Covid success story that prevented 3 million deaths in the U.S. Meanwhile, a well-timed NIH review in the journal Science examines the strengths and weaknesses of the research response to Covid.
Feb. 2, 2023
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With the coronavirus and the flu continuing to circulate, health experts in the state are reminding people about the importance of getting vaccinated against both. Booster shots remain helpful for tackling COVID variants, such as Omicron, according to Dr. Kiran Raman with the Arizona Department of Health.
Jan. 8, 2023

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