Boy in COVID-19 mask gets bandage after vaccine shot
Children ages 17 or younger need parental consent in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But the process could become complicated when unmarried parents disagree on the matter.
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Dec. 3, 2021
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According to the most recent data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 70% of employees in Arizona's long-term care facilities are fully vaccinated. The national average is more than 75%.
Dec. 2, 2021
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Thousands of Phoenix city employees could soon get bigger paychecks. The City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to hear the $25 million to $29 million proposal at its Dec. 15 meeting.
Nov. 30, 2021
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Tucson is no longer in danger of being financially penalized for its vaccine mandate policy. Republican state Sen. Vince Leach from Tucson has withdrawn his request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate if the city’s mandates go against state law.
Nov. 30, 2021
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The World Health Organization listed the new COVID-19 omicron variant as a variant of concern last week. Former state health services director Will Humble says there are a lot of unknowns about the new strain.
Nov. 28, 2021
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Phase 3 clinical trials of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine showed no links to cardiovascular problems. But more research is needed to confirm heart and circulatory safety in people who were not well represented in those studies, including older seniors.
Nov. 26, 2021
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This week marked the deadline for most federal employees and government contractors to get vaccinated for COVID-19 under the Biden administration’s mandates.
Nov. 24, 2021
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More Arizona doctors are appealing to the public to get vaccinated and take other precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Nov. 24, 2021
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Less than a week after announcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for more than 14,000 city employees, Phoenix is backpedaling.
Nov. 23, 2021
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Austria is imposing its fourth nationwide lockdown and mandating vaccinations as a new wave of COVID-19 sweeps across Europe. In Belgium and the Netherlands, protests against lockdowns have turned violent.
Nov. 22, 2021
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Health officials in Arizona are on high alert heading into this Thanksgiving week as COVID-19 cases have been on the rise again. The state department of health services is adding 3,249 new cases and two more deaths to its daily dashboard today.
Nov. 22, 2021
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In an email sent to more than 14,000 employees late Thursday, the city of Phoenix announced its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. A Phoenix spokesperson told KJZZ that the city is considered a federal contractor because it works closely with the federal government.
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Nov. 18, 2021
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This week, Mexico said it’s opening up vaccinations for some minors. But the country is also working to finish vaccinating adults. In neighboring Sonora, officials plan to open some permanent vaccination sites.
Nov. 18, 2021
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It’s been two weeks since COVID-19 vaccines became available to kids ages 5 to 11. Demand for vaccines has picked up statewide in that time.
Nov. 18, 2021
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People with cancer face a higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and experts recommend they get vaccinated. But data on the effectiveness of immunization in patients undergoing cancer treatment has been lacking. A new study tries to change that.
Nov. 17, 2021
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A poll found more Arizonans are optimistic about the outcome of the pandemic in the next month than aren't. But vaccine hesitancy might be at odds with that.
Nov. 17, 2021
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Arizona health care professionals who thought they had already seen the worst of the pandemic are contending with crowded waiting rooms and ICU beds as case rates have increased by more than 60% since mid-October. And 80% of COVID-19 patients are being admitted are unvaccinated.
Nov. 17, 2021
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In a memo released Monday, Pima County health officials say in light of the high transmission rate, anyone over 18 who is six months past their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months past a single dose of Johnson & Johnson, should get a booster.
Nov. 16, 2021
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Starting on Friday, Mexican teens from 15- to 17-years-old will be able to pre-register to get their coronavirus vaccines, regardless of their health status. To date, only minors with certain underlying health conditions have had access in the country.
Nov. 16, 2021
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Now that kids ages 5-11 are able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Kyrene School District is looking to end its mask requirement, it announced to families in a Monday letter.
Nov. 16, 2021


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