Vaccines

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Group of 20 nations held a special summit Friday calling for voluntary measures to increase worldwide vaccine availability. During the virtual meeting, Mexico’s president promised to share a vaccine being developed in the country.
May. 21, 2021
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The state health department is cutting the hours of operation at its mass vaccination sites. There are now more than 1,600 places to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona and Department of Health Services director, Dr. Cara Christ, said big state-run sites no longer have enough demand to run every day.
May. 21, 2021
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A bill that would have prevented businesses from requiring their customers and clients to be vaccinated failed in the Arizona Senate. On a mostly party-line vote, Republicans argued that the bill protects individuals from government overreach. But Republican Senator T.J. Shope disagreed and voted no.
May. 21, 2021
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Rural residents face greater risks of severe sickness and death from COVID-19, due in part to factors like age, illness, disability, health insurance and access to intensive care. Yet a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds rural vaccination rates still lag — though not in Arizona.
May. 20, 2021
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Nearly 3.2 million Arizonans have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the number of doses given out in Arizona has been falling each week since early April and most Arizonans still have not had a vaccine.
May. 20, 2021
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Sam Kean is a science writer and host of the podcast "The Disappearing Spoon." The Show spoke with him, who explained the story of the world’s first vaccine, and how it was distributed, in the 19th century.
May. 20, 2021
Hugo López-Gatell
Mexican health officials hope the country will reach what’s known as “herd immunity” against COVID-19 by this fall.
May. 19, 2021
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The country’s largest law enforcement agency is trying to combat COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. But it’s also not tracking how many of its employees are vaccinated, calling that a personal choice.
May. 19, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans who are fully vaccinated can safely ditch masks and social distancing in most situations. But what if you’ve misplaced that card that proves you’re fully vaccinated?
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May. 18, 2021
Dr. Joanna Andujar
Statewide, Latinos are vaccinated at a lower rate than any racial or ethnic group. Nearly 44% of Arizonans have gotten shots. Among Latino Arizonans, it’s just 18%. Five months after Arizona's vaccination campaign began, some say the disparity has more to do with access than attitudes.
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May. 17, 2021
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Arizona health officials reported 468 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Monday morning. Nearly 44% of Arizonans have received at least one shot. Arizona Public Health Association Director Will Humble says there seems to be a brighter future coming soon, but it is still unknown how long vaccines will remain effective.
May. 17, 2021
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Adelante Healthcare, in partnership with the city of Phoenix, provided vaccines again this weekend to those in underserved area codes. The event at Cesar Chavez Library is the third in a series of vaccination events, mostly located in south Phoenix. All three approved vaccines were made available, with walk-ins accepted.
May. 16, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the results of its largest study yet of the real-world effectiveness of mRNA vaccinations among health care workers.
May. 14, 2021
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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.
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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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