Vaccines

A patient's bandage shows the COVID-19 vaccine was administered.
New research finds the states who are limiting who can get the vaccine are getting it into residents' arms more efficiently.
Mar. 30, 2021
microchip
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global shortage of microchips. To address that, Intel announced it will vastly expand its Arizona-based manufacturing plants, including hiring thousands of new employees. The announcement comes just weeks after a Valley-based microchip manufacturer announced massive layoffs.
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Mar. 28, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Five thousand COVID-19 vaccine appointments are open at State Farm Stadium and Chandler-Gilbert Community College state-run mass vaccination sites due to cancellations throughout the week, the Arizona Department of Health Services said on Twitter on Thursday.
Mar. 18, 2021
A worker prepares to administer a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Starting March 19 and each Friday thereafter, additional vaccine appointments will be made available at all four state COVID-19 vaccination sites for the following week.
Mar. 18, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Nearly one in four Arizonans has now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and more than 1 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated.
Mar. 17, 2021
Harmon Park
Harmon Park, south of downtown Phoenix, is operating as a COVID-19 vaccination site March 17-23. Any Phoenix resident 55 or older qualifies for an appointment.
Mar. 17, 2021
syringes
Teachers in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, could get access to coronavirus vaccines. Older residents in rural parts of the state are currently being prioritized for vaccination.
Mar. 16, 2021
A worker administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years old. Families can sign up their children as registration opens this week.
Mar. 16, 2021
Syringe
The University of Arizona COVID-19 vaccine site is having success in administering doses to Latino and Hispanic community members, officials announced during their Monday weekly press conference. Of the people that have come to the UA site, 19% have self-identified as Hispanic and Latino.
Mar. 15, 2021
A sign at the entrance to the State Farm Stadium vaccine site
As vaccinations continue across the country, many patients report experiencing side effects.
Mar. 15, 2021
A sign at the entrance to the State Farm Stadium vaccine site
As a part of KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Does the listed number of Arizonans vaccinated only reflect Arizona residents? The Arizona Department of Health Services’ data dashboard shows a running total of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.
Mar. 14, 2021
COVID vaccine shot
The HeroZona and Equality Health Foundations began distributing vaccines to community members in west Phoenix on Saturday. Equality Health Interim CEO Tomás León says opening sites in underserved communities helps remove some stigmas associated with the vaccine.
Mar. 13, 2021
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the Department of Corrections confirmed it had begun vaccinating inmates in prison infirmaries and it was planning to roll out vaccines to the rest of the population by age.
Mar. 12, 2021
Dr. Cara Christ
President Biden said Thursday that he wants all American adults to be made eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by May. Arizona’s health department says the state can meet that goal.
Mar. 12, 2021
COVID vaccine shot
Starting Friday, Pima County is expanding their vaccine eligibility to essential frontline workers and those 55 and older. Dr. Theresa Cullen, the county’s health director, says front line workers include workers in food, agriculture, grocery stores, restaurants, public transit and postal service.
Mar. 12, 2021
Doug Ducey
Last week, disability rights groups and advocates pleaded for Gov. Doug Ducey to help people with disabilities and their caregivers get the COVID-19 vaccine. A bipartisan group of lawmakers echoed that call on Wednesday in a letter to the Republican governor.
Mar. 11, 2021
Vaccination card
Privacy and security experts are worried about scammers collecting personal information from vaccination cards in selfie photos. Nadya Bliss is executive director of ASU’s Global Security Initiative. The Show spoke with her for her response to seeing such selfies.
Mar. 11, 2021
A Valley Metro bus in Phoenix
Arizona recently switched to an age-based priority system for determining COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. But county health departments are still working to get vaccines to people in essential occupations.
Mar. 10, 2021
Syringe
Arizona’s Native American population has been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Native Americans make up about 5% of Arizona’s population but at least 8% of the state’s deaths from the virus. But since vaccines started rolling out across the state, Native Americans have been getting vaccinated at higher rates than the general population.
Mar. 9, 2021
COVID vaccine shot
As the state continues to ramp up its efforts, it has begun to look for ways to reach underserved communities. On Monday, dozens of taxis brought people from one underserved ZIP code to a Phoenix vaccination site.
Mar. 8, 2021

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