Vaccines

CDC coronavirus testing sample
As COVID-19 trends downward, scientists and researchers are cautioning against de-emphasizing some of the factors that got us to this point. Two critical pieces: testing and contact tracing.
Mar. 2, 2021
A sign at the entrance to the State Farm Stadium vaccine site
Starting Tuesday at noon, the Arizona Department of Health Services will open approximately 50,000 appointments at the State Farm and Phoenix Municipal stadiums for later this week for Arizonans ages 55 and older.
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Mar. 1, 2021
The first shipments of coronavirus vaccine
More than a million Arizonans have now had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Due to limited supply, shots are still only available to prioritized groups based on age or occupation. But the state health department expects supply to increase soon.
Feb. 26, 2021
Syringe
Those charged with prioritizing COVID-19 vaccines must balance stopping the most deaths against preserving the most years of remaining life. At first glance, that would seem to pit the old against the young. But new research shows the two criteria aren’t in conflict after all.
Feb. 26, 2021
Mexico's First Vaccine
The Biden administration has promised to administer COVID-19 vaccine to undocumented immigrants. Mexico’s government has given a similar order and has resolved a controversy over vaccinating resident foreigners.
Feb. 25, 2021
Mesa Public Schools vaccine event
With more people getting coronavirus vaccines, airlines expect to see more people booking flights.
Feb. 25, 2021
Syringe
An FDA panel will consider emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Friday. Arizona’s health department director, Dr. Cara Christ, said if that vaccine gets authorization, doses could start arriving in our state as early as next week.
Feb. 24, 2021
The State Farm Stadium vaccine site in Glendale
Arizona's Medicaid program has launched a new initiative to get members who cannot provide or arrange their own transportation rides to their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
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Feb. 22, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Arizona Department of Health Services has not announced how many appointments it will make available. But every time the state has opened appointment registration for its other sites, thousands of spots have filled within hours or even minutes. This next round of sign ups is likely to bring high demand again.
Feb. 22, 2021
The first shipments of coronavirus vaccine
Expected shipments of coronavirus vaccines still haven’t arrived in Arizona after severe weather nationwide led to delays this week. The state health department shifted available doses among providers to cover appointments that were already booked. But some Arizona vaccinators did have to reschedule appointments.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
Feb. 19, 2021
Vaccines delivered
After shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were delayed to Mexico, thousands of healthcare professionals in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are finally set to receive their second inoculation this week.
Feb. 18, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Getting a coronavirus vaccine can be challenging, even for those who are eligible. Some either can’t book an appointment online or they can’t get to their appointment. This can be especially difficult for older adults, who might not have family to help them. Now one nonprofit is making sure anyone who needs a lift gets one.
Feb. 18, 2021
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Extreme weather in other parts of the country is impacting Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccine supply. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there's been a delay in this week’s shipment of doses.
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Feb. 17, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Two months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Arizona, about one in eight people in the state has had at least one shot. More Arizonans this week became eligible to get a vaccine. There are also now more locations offering vaccines in Arizona.
Feb. 16, 2021
couple multitasking on technology using tablet computer laptop and smartphone outside
Clinica La Familia operates seven locations around the Valley, and has been offering the COVID-19 vaccine since December. The Show spoke with its CEO, Rodrigo San Martin, for more about how much traffic his facilities are seeing.
Feb. 16, 2021
Mesa Public Schools vaccine event
In an effort to prevent COVID-19 vaccine doses from going to waste, some Arizona clinics have implemented a vaccination on-call waitlist. These clinics call people on their waitlists and once a person receives a call, they have an hour to get to the site.
Feb. 15, 2021
Syringe
Pharmacies already play a key role in delivering vaccinations to nursing homes. Now, a wider partnership between state and federal governments, plus 283 pharmacies statewide, will provide additional inoculations for drugstores to give COVID-19 vaccines to the general public.
Feb. 12, 2021
Mesa Public Schools vaccine event
Glendale Union High School District, Higley Unified School District, Gilbert Public Schools, and Queen Creek Unified School District will host vaccine events this weekend. The events are for any child care workers or school staff who work within that geographic area.
Feb. 11, 2021
On Monday, anyone 65 and up will be able to get a shot at the county’s POD sites or dozens of Valley pharmacy locations. The county says adults in that age group can start booking those appointments now.
Feb. 11, 2021
Flu shot
Arizona's health department will launch another mass vaccination site next week on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. It will be the first state-run COVID-19 vaccine site in Pima County.
Feb. 10, 2021

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