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The vast majority of employees at several major Arizona hospitals have met the deadline to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Tens of thousands of health care workers at Banner Health, Dignity Health, Valleywise Health and HonorHealth had until Nov. 1 to get the shot.
Nov. 2, 2021
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Monday is the deadline for tens of thousands of health care workers in Arizona to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Valleywise Health each gave employees until Nov. 1 to get fully vaccinated.
Oct. 29, 2021
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Next week, the CDC and FDA are expected to release authorizations and guidelines for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged 5-11. But with 40% of Americans still unvaccinated, apprehension toward child inoculation is expected.
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Oct. 28, 2021
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Vaccinations for some children began this week in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. The inoculations are only available for those with certain health conditions.
Oct. 27, 2021
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Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an urgent health advisory asking pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But the message from health authorities on whether or not they should get the vaccine has not always been consistent.
Oct. 26, 2021
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To learn what the COVID-19 vaccine rollout could look like for kids 5-11 in Arizona, The Show spoke with Dr. Wasim Ballan, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Oct. 25, 2021
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The United States is set to lift travel restrictions at the border next month for fully vaccinated people. But that may not apply to Mexicans who received certain types of shots. But an international public health agency is warning that could be discrimination.
Oct. 21, 2021
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Arizona’s health department is encouraging older adults and other eligible groups to plan to get the additional shot once CDC recommendations are finalized.
Oct. 21, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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