Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Data-processing issue will affect COVID-19 dashboard updates for a few days

Numbers added to our COVID-19 Data Dashboard normally are lower coming out of the weekend. But today’s were extremely low even for a Monday, with just 150 cases added. We’ve learned that this was because of a data-processing problem over the weekend that was corrected on Monday morning but likely […]

By | October 25th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

CDC Report Reinforces Safety of All COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Arizona

women wearing mask with bandage on arm after vaccineA report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adds to the evidence supporting the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

The study in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found no […]

By | October 22nd, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on CDC Report Reinforces Safety of All COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Arizona

Lead remains a hazard for Arizona’s children

Even though it has been more than 40 years since the federal government banned the manufacturing of lead-based paint and even longer since the U.S. moved away from gasoline containing lead, exposure to this toxic metal remains a danger to Arizonans, especially children.

Looking toward Lead Poisoning Prevention […]

By | October 22nd, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Lead remains a hazard for Arizona’s children

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Very Effective at Preventing Hospitalization Among Adolescents

If your adolescent child remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a compelling reason to get him or her vaccinated.

The CDC’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report details a study that found the Pfizer vaccine, the only one currently authorized for […]

By | October 21st, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Very Effective at Preventing Hospitalization Among Adolescents

COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Coming for Ages 5-11: Here’s What You Need to Know

Nearly all Arizona children ages 5 to 11 are vaccinated against measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, rubella, mumps, polio, and other diseases that have been eliminated or all but eliminated thanks to modern medicine. 

Soon, COVID-19 will become the next disease with a safe and highly effective vaccine available to […]

By | October 20th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Coming for Ages 5-11: Here’s What You Need to Know

A New Resource to Connect COVID-19 Patients With Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

Your best protection against COVID-19 is getting one of the safe, free, and highly effective vaccines that are widely available around Arizona. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 while helping preserve healthcare capacity for others who need it. 

Complementing the […]

By | October 19th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on A New Resource to Connect COVID-19 Patients With Monoclonal Antibody Treatments