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westworld vaccine site
COVID-19 vaccinations began Thursday at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The events facility is the newest mass vaccination site from Arizona’s Department of Health Services. But it opens as demand for vaccines in Arizona is slowing.
Apr. 22, 2021
Mesa Public Schools vaccine event
A plan to establish a large federally supported mass vaccination site in metro Tucson is being shelved. Officials said Pima County is pivoting to ask the agency for mobile sites capable of providing about 300 shots daily to reach populations that could use help getting vaccinated.
Apr. 22, 2021
person wearing a mask
Arizona’s daily COVID-19 case counts are still low compared to the state's winter peak. But a more transmissible strain continues to spread in Arizona and younger people may now be more at risk.
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Apr. 21, 2021
AMLO Gets Vaccine
Mexico’s president publicly received a coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, in part to encourage other older Mexicans to get their shots. Mexico, like much of the world, is vaccinating its population much more slowly than the United States and other rich countries, which account for the vast majority of doses given so far.
Apr. 20, 2021
The state-run vaccination State Farm Stadium site
More than half of U.S. adults have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the rate is lower among Arizonans. And Arizona is slipping in nationwide rankings of state vaccination rates.
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Apr. 20, 2021
University of Arizona Old Main
The University of Arizona announced it will be moving its COVID-19 vaccine operations indoors at the end of the month, officials said during a Monday press conference.
Apr. 19, 2021
A patient's bandage shows the COVID-19 vaccine was administered.
Arizona recently poured $1.2 million into a pilot program designed to increase vaccinations in one low-income, Hispanic ZIP code. The state awarded a no-bid contract to Mario Diaz, a former campaign consultant for Gov. Doug Ducey, and $1.2 million later, the 85009 ZIP code is still at the bottom of the list.
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Apr. 19, 2021
A patient's bandage shows the COVID-19 vaccine was administered.
With at least a quarter of Arizona residents fully vaccinated and over a third with one shot, state-run vaccination sites will begin taking walk-ins. Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Health Services director, says two sites have already begun doing this as demand for the vaccine slows.
Apr. 19, 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Former state health director Will Humble says Arizona made the right choice to suspend the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. But Humble is concerned about the possible public health impact if the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were to be kept on hold long-term.
Apr. 19, 2021
Vaccination card
As of Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics show that over 50% of adults in America have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. However, the University of Arizona’s Dr. Shad Marvasti says it’s important to remember that it’s still possible to get COVID-19, even after vaccination.
Apr. 18, 2021
syringes
Mexico is set to start vaccinating several million education workers. Teacher vaccinations in Sonora are slated to begin May 5, while the first round begins on April 20.
Apr. 16, 2021
Syringe
Ability 360 in Phoenix recently hosted the first vaccine pod for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. The event offered accommodations to people with a broad range of disabilities — something that was not available at the state-run vaccine pods.
Apr. 16, 2021
Telephone
Latinos are vaccinated at a lower rate than any other racial or ethnic group in Maricopa County. Only about 13% of Maricopa County Latinos over the age of 15 have had a shot, compared with more than 41% of the general population. A new Spanish-language hotline is part of an effort to address disparities in vaccine access.
Apr. 15, 2021
child getting a shot
Drugmaker Moderna is continuing to research the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine for children, and Arizona is one of the places where those trials are taking place.
Apr. 14, 2021
Seniors wait to be vaccinated in Nogales, Sonora
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue a slow rollout in Mexico, some older adults in the state of Sonora are finally receiving second doses this week.
Apr. 14, 2021
María Elena Álvarez-Buylla Roces,
A new COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Mexico is ready to enter the first phase of clinical trials, and officials say if all goes well, it could be approved for emergency use by the end of the year.
Apr. 14, 2021
Syringe
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said April 13 that the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine has a rare but serious side effect of creating blood clots. Arizona and other states quickly pulled the vaccine off the shelf. But some like Naomi Lopez argue that approach is wrong, since the risks of complications are so low, and the risk of COVID-19 is so much higher.
Apr. 14, 2021
University of Arizona Old Main
The university is encouraging students to get a vaccine by Friday so they can be fully vaccinated by the end of the semester, especially if they are leaving southern Arizona for the summer break.
Apr. 13, 2021
syringes
The state health department is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
Apr. 13, 2021
Signs for the COVID-19 vaccine
Earlier this year, anytime Arizona’s health department opened registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, tens of thousands of slots would be booked within minutes. That’s changed.
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Apr. 12, 2021

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