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Masks on sale at a Phoenix grocery store
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday COVID-19 vaccines are effective enough that fully vaccinated Americans don’t need face masks anymore in most settings. About a third of Arizona’s population is now fully vaccinated.
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May. 13, 2021
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Children 12 to 15 years old can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Arizona. The Pfizer vaccine got federal approval this week for younger teens, and pediatricians are encouraging parents to sign their kids up.
May. 13, 2021
A worker administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Embry Health has performed over a million COVID-19 tests in Arizona throughout the pandemic. The provider has set up more than 70 drive-through testing locations across the state and this week, many of those sites will offer shots in addition to nasal swabs.
May. 12, 2021
A patient's bandage shows the COVID-19 vaccine was administered.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in kids 12 to 15 years old, and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee will meet Wednesday to vote on emergency use authorization for the vaccine. Arizona kids could start getting shots as early as Thursday.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine In Arizona
May. 11, 2021
The share of new COVID-19 cases that are among children has been on the rise. At the same time, we might see Emergency Use Authorization granted as early as this week for the Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and older.
May. 10, 2021
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Arizona’s COVID-19 numbers have reached a plateau, but the executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association says there’s still much to be done.
May. 10, 2021
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Late last month, the Arizona Department of Health Services resumed use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following a safety review. For providers in rural parts of the state, it was good news. They were able to continue vaccinating homebound seniors.
May. 7, 2021
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More than half of Arizona adults have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the average number of shots administered each day in our state continues to fall.
May. 6, 2021
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India leads the world in new coronavirus cases, with hundreds of thousands of infections per day and a staggering death toll. The Navajo Nation recently sent 1,200 cloth masks to India.
May. 5, 2021
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has arrived in Pima County with two mobile vaccination units. This comes after plans for a large vaccination site in Tucson were shelved in favor of the mobile units.
May. 4, 2021
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The University of Arizona expects its COVID-19 vaccination site will be decommissioned by the summer as more people become vaccinated and demand decreases, officials announced Monday.
May. 3, 2021
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Nearly 3 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine here. More than 40% of Arizonans have been vaccinated. But when you look more closely at those numbers, disparities become clear.
May. 3, 2021
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The executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association estimates that the state is about 700,000 fully vaccinated people away from reaching a possible herd immunity.
May. 3, 2021
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Nearly 3 million Arizonans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And more than a quarter of them got their shots at a state-run mass vaccination site. But it will soon be easier to get the vaccine from your doctor in Arizona.
Apr. 30, 2021
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The number of Arizonans getting vaccinated continues to grow, but the rate has leveled off. To learn more about steps the state is taking to regain momentum, The Show spoke with Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Apr. 30, 2021
Joshua LaBaer
For weeks, COVID-19 cases in Arizona have held steady at 600-700 per day, as slackening vaccination rates contend with the dominant — and more infectious — U.K. variant. But some experts see signs of hope on the horizon.
Apr. 28, 2021
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During the pandemic, we have seen more people ending up on the streets. That has only added to the number of people experiencing homelessness who need to be vaccinated here. Nonprofit Circle the City has partnered with Maricopa County to help get thousands of them protected.
Apr. 28, 2021
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If you need a COVID-19 vaccine you’ll no longer need an appointment at state-run sites. Arizona’s health department says it has plenty of supply for walk-ins.
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Apr. 27, 2021
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Well over 400,000 doses have been administered in the state, though that's far behind the 4.9 million in neighboring Arizona.
Apr. 26, 2021
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With demand for COVID-19 vaccines slowing down, the University of Arizona will put more focus on vaccination efforts for underserved and rural communities.
Apr. 26, 2021

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