Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine
While the state's COVID-19 outbreak shows signs of receding, some experts say Arizona’s vaccination rates are still too low.
Sep. 14, 2022
Navajo pandemic
COVID-19 hit the Navajo Nation hard. Now, the tribe has vaccinated more than half of children ages 5 to 11; that’s compared to about a third nationwide.
Sep. 13, 2022
8 year old girl child COVID-19 vaccine shot
When the COVID-19 vaccine was first rolled out for adults, it seemed like you could get it everywhere. But by the time the vaccine was available to kids, that rollout looked very different.
Sep. 13, 2022
8 year old girl child COVID-19 vaccine shot
About one in 10 kindergartners in Arizona are unprotected against key childhood diseases. That’s largely due to a rise in the number of vaccine deniers coupled with one of the nation’s easiest opt-out provisions.
Sep. 8, 2022
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Updated booster vaccines that target the omicron strain of COVID-19 started going into arms in Arizona over Labor Day weekend. They're available to Arizonans 12 and older.
Sep. 6, 2022
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As new variants of COVID-19 become more dominant and flu season approaches, health officials are encouraging Arizonans 65 and up to roll up their sleeves.
Sep. 1, 2022
Covid vaccine
Arizona’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to show signs of improvement, according to the latest update from the state health department. And the state could soon begin offering updated booster vaccines to protect against a potential winter surge.
Aug. 31, 2022
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The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Tucson over its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements and related conduct.
Aug. 31, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Health Services has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine option for unvaccinated people over the age of 12.
Aug. 26, 2022
Covid vaccine
Females who are pregnant face a greater risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes, yet their vaccination rates still lag behind. Now, a study of more than 90,000 females provides further evidence that mRNA vaccines are safe during pregnancy.
Aug. 12, 2022
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A new poll of people over the age of 50 shows that many of them plan to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot when it becomes available.
Aug. 10, 2022
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More than 14,000 people participated in a Maricopa County Department of Public Health survey on the impacts of COVID-19 and other pandemic concerns.
Jul. 28, 2022
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COVID-19 cases have plateaued at a high level in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services added 17,249 new cases and 70 deaths to its dashboard in its weekly update Wednesday.
Jul. 27, 2022
8 year old girl child COVID-19 vaccine shot
Sonoran officials say they are continuing to roll out vaccinations for children ages five and up in the hopes of getting shots in arms before the new school year begins in August. It’s been a month since Sonora started vaccinating children ages 5 to 11, using the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
Jul. 27, 2022
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Two years ago, residents in long term care were in isolation and often suffering. Nursing homes had shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot has changed since — some good, some not so good.
Jul. 26, 2022
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Arizona is still seeing high levels of COVID-19 transmission, but uptake of vaccines for young children has been slow in our state.
Jul. 26, 2022
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Vaccines are locked in an endless arms race with viruses, as illustrated by omicron’s knack for breakthrough infections. As the White House weighs summer boosters, a new study explores how long coronavirus inoculations last.
Jul. 21, 2022
10 year old boy child COVID-19 vaccine bandage
New data from the World Health Organization and UNICEF shows childhood vaccinations have sunk to their lowest level in three decades. In Arizona, many schools are now vulnerable to potential measles outbreaks — especially charter schools and higher-income districts.
Jul. 21, 2022
monkeypox virion
The number of monkeypox cases in Arizona recently reached double figures. To learn about the situation here, The Show spoke with infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Saskia Popescu.
Jul. 20, 2022
monkeypox virion
The number of monkeypox cases has risen as the demand for a vaccine to treat the virus has grown.
Jul. 19, 2022

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