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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
Phoenix City Hall
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.
More Arizona business news
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
Hugo Lopez-Gatell
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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About three-fourths of University of Arizona employees have submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination, an increase from last month, the University of Arizona announced during a Monday press conference.
Nov. 15, 2021
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Arizona is in the midst of another COVID-19 spike. State health officials have reported more than 14,000 new coronavirus cases in just the past four days alone.
Nov. 15, 2021
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The CDC recently expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to allow anybody who feels at risk of community exposure, or has family members at risk, to get the shot.
Nov. 14, 2021
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Valley fever can be a grueling disease, and it’s more common in Arizona than anywhere else. University of Arizona researchers say they’ve found a vaccine that can prevent Valley fever in pets. They’re hopeful it will protect humans someday, too.
More Arizona Science Desk news
Nov. 12, 2021
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Kids ages 5 to 11 became eligible for a pediatric version of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last week. Many Arizona families have been waiting for this moment and rushed to get their young children inoculated as soon as possible.
More Arizona education news
Nov. 11, 2021
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A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal employees and contractors.
Nov. 11, 2021


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