Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance

Throughout the COVID-19 response, our goal has been to provide real-time data on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including cases, hospitalizations, laboratory results, and vaccines. Ensuring rapid distribution of vaccine to high-risk groups is a critical component of public health during a pandemic response. Surveillance of vaccine administration […]

By | January 7th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Safety Is an Important Part of Approving COVID-19 Vaccines

Last week, I had the privilege of being among a group of healthcare workers receiving some of the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Arizona. This was during an event held at ADHS.

I was inspired by the reasons these professionals gave for wanting to get vaccinated right away, whether it […]

By | December 24th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Update: Improved Method for Determining ZIP code Data

Throughout the COVID-19 response, ADHS has continually reevaluated how we are collecting, analyzing, and presenting COVID-19 data for cases, hospitalizations, and laboratory tests. As the COVID-19 testing landscape changes, with new tests, new laboratories, and new guidance on who should be tested, and as data come to ADHS in new […]

By | December 9th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Section Released: Total Tests Conducted

Since our COVID-19 response began in January, our epidemiologists have been reviewing and analyzing COVID-19 data. Our data reporting regarding this novel disease continues to evolve as we collect additional data and learn about which data elements are most useful to understand how COVID-19 is impacting Arizonans. Over the course […]

By | December 8th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Winter Holidays: Impacting COVID-19 Cases in Arizona

There are many impacts that the holidays can have on COVID-19 in Arizona. With people traveling and gathering with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, we anticipate the cases and the need for hospitalizations to continue to increase over the next few weeks. We also know that the holidays can have an […]

By | December 1st, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments