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Late last week, an FDA panel rejected a proposal to give booster shots to the general public. But it is expected to recommend a third dose for vulnerable adults — including those 65 and older. And now, Pfizer is announcing its vaccine has proven safe and effective in children aged 5 to 11.
Sep. 20, 2021
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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Santa Cruz County, which borders Mexico, has vaccinated 99.9% of its 18+ population. County officials put that number around 90%.
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Sep. 18, 2021
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Throughout the pandemic, nursing homes have struggled to get staff to fully accept vaccinations. That’s especially troubling given residents’ extreme vulnerability to coronavirus infection. But are some facilities worse than others and, if so, why?
Sep. 17, 2021
A pharmacist administers a COVID-19 vaccine
All three of the FDA-approved or authorized coronavirus vaccines protect against developing serious COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization. But which offers the best protection? New CDC research tries to answer that question.
Sep. 17, 2021
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A CDC advisory committee that sets policy for U.S. vaccinations campaigns is set meet on Wednesday to debate who, exactly, should get boosters. Will Humble, Arizona Public Health Association executive director, says he doubts the shots will be endorsed for all adults.
Sep. 17, 2021
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Tucson is looking for other ways to encourage city employees to get immunized for COVID-19 while its vaccine mandate faces legal challenges.
Sep. 16, 2021
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Biden administration over the recent vaccine-mandate covering around 100 million workers. Brnovich argues that the president is illegally favoring unauthorized migrants by not forcing them to get jabbed.
Sep. 14, 2021
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Mexico says it’s finished vaccinating adults 18 and older in cities along the border with the United States. Leaders hope that will lead to a full reopening of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sep. 14, 2021
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Ten months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Arizona, half of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. Medical experts believe a large majority of the population will need to be immunized to bring the virus under control.
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Sep. 14, 2021
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Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,765 new COVID-19 cases and 6 additional deaths on Sunday, continuing a surge that began in July.
Sep. 12, 2021
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Attorneys who specialize in labor law say the decision by President Biden that large employers must have all workers vaccinated is well within the power of the federal government. And companies that listen to the Republicans and ignore the requirement could find themselves facing stiff fines.
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Sep. 12, 2021
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President Biden plans to require many U.S. employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or regular tests for workers. Gov. Doug Ducey is calling the plan big government overreach.
Sep. 9, 2021
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While thousands of vaccinated Arizonans have now had breakthrough cases of COVID-19, it’s still very rare for vaccinated people to need hospitalization, medical experts say.
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Sep. 8, 2021
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In a 4-1 vote, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved several financial disincentives in order to encourage county employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep. 8, 2021
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The city of Tucson is violating state law by requiring employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday.
Sep. 7, 2021
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Arizona is still in the lower end of residents who have achieved that designation. But our neighbor to the north — Utah — has an even lower percentage. Erin Alberty is a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. The Show spoke with her to learn about vaccinations and the Latter-day Saints in Utah.
Sep. 7, 2021
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Vaccinations in Mexico have rolled out much more slowly than in the United States. But officials in neighboring Sonora say they are now making quick progress toward vaccinating all adults.
Sep. 6, 2021
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Mexico has not opened up its vaccination campaign to people under 18, so some families are going through the courts to secure vaccines for their children. Now, the president is casting doubts on their motives.
Sep. 6, 2021
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Last week, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors rejected a $3.4 million federal grant aimed at improving vaccine equity.
Sep. 4, 2021
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The Bureau of Indian Education, part of the U.S. Interior Department, announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate Thursday, covering more than 2,800 faculty and staff at 53 schools.
Sep. 3, 2021

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