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Mexico has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for children 12 and older. Mexico now joins a growing number of countries that have approved the vaccine for use in adolescents — including the United States.
Jun. 25, 2021
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The effort appears to have used nearly all of the 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that the United States had given to help vaccinate border residents.
Jun. 25, 2021
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Experts say a 70% to 90% vaccination rate is needed for herd immunity, especially as more infectious COVID-19 variants take hold. Yet shots-in-arms are stalling or falling off in many states, including Arizona. Now, a new CDC survey looks at the groups least likely to move the needle.
Jun. 25, 2021
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Mark Tebeau, a professor of history at Arizona State University, has been leading a collaborative, international effort to create a public history of the pandemic called "A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19."
Jun. 23, 2021
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Several of the state's biggest municipalities, including Hermosillo and Cajeme, have already returned to high risk on the state's coronavirus scale.
Jun. 21, 2021
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The Navajo Nation’s Diné College has joined the White House’s COVID College Challenge that’s part of President Joe Biden’s effort to reach a 70% nationwide vaccination goal by July 4.
Jun. 21, 2021
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Arizona health officials are trying to get as many residents vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible. And there are a number of reasons why people haven't gotten the shot yet. A new survey lists one reason many officials probably haven’t thought about: concern about missing work because of the potential side effects.
Jun. 21, 2021
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Former Arizona state health director Will Humble says the emergency powers allowed to Gov. Doug Ducey and the current state health director, Dr. Cara Christ, should be ended.
Jun. 20, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey doesn’t plan to change current requirements for MMR vaccines despite his move this week to block state university requirements for students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Press aide C.J. Karamargin told Capitol Media Services that’s because the MMR vaccines are in a different category.
Jun. 18, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week said the highly contagious delta strain of COVID-19 first spotted in India is now a “variant of concern” in the U.S. And the variant is becoming more common in Arizona.
Jun. 17, 2021
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Mexico has started vaccinating adults 18 and older in cities along the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s part of an effort to move ahead with plans to lift border travel restrictions implemented last March amid the pandemic. Shots started going into arms Thursday in six border cities in Baja California.
Jun. 17, 2021
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The COVID-19 Vaccine Poll from the Commonwealth Fund and the African American Research Collaborative asked more than 12,000 Americans about their vaccination status and their attitudes toward the vaccine. The results highlight nationwide inequities in vaccine distribution among different demographic groups.
Jun. 16, 2021
Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard
The vaccination effort will be aided by the recent U.S. shipment of 1.35 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Jun. 15, 2021
Hugo Lopez-Gatell
Friday marks the last day of nightly pandemic press conferences in Mexico. Officials say the situation no longer calls for constant updates. After 15 months, the evening briefings have become a staple of the pandemic response in Mexico. But Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said it’s time to cut back on the daily reports.
Jun. 11, 2021
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U.S. health officials have extended the “use by” date for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by six weeks, potentially commuting the sentence of 108,000 doses statewide due to expire in June. That still leaves providers scrambling to get shots in arms — or to get doses to those who can.
Jun. 10, 2021
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As states try lures from liquor to lotto tickets to revive flagging COVID-19 inoculation rates, evidence for the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines continues to mount.
Jun. 10, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris and Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexico’s foreign minister announced Wednesday that travel restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border could begin gradually easing in the coming weeks. The step forward comes after Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Mexico this week.
Jun. 9, 2021
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In some states, officials are trying to entice residents to get the shots by offering money — in some cases lots of money — or other prizes. The incentives have raised a lot of questions — both in terms of their ethics, but also their effectiveness.
Jun. 9, 2021
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After launching incentives to get more people to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose last week, Pima County's preliminary data is showing early success.
Jun. 8, 2021
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Arizona has reached the 6 million mark for COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the state since December, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday.
Jun. 7, 2021

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