Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting!

You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.

Much attention is rightly paid to COVID-19 these days, […]

By | May 27th, 2022|Preparedness|0 Comments

It’s a good time to update your COVID-19 protection with a booster dose

COVID19 CasesArizona continues to see increases in COVID-19 cases, as is happening elsewhere in the country.

Wednesday’s weekly update to the ADHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard adds 11,498 cases, of which 10,359 were reported during the week of May 15. The dashboard added 40 new […]

By | May 26th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on It’s a good time to update your COVID-19 protection with a booster dose

Take precautions against heat-related illness

Heat Awareness WeekBrutal summer heat can be more than just unpleasant. If you don’t take precautions, it can cause illness and even death. To highlight the importance of staying safe during extreme heat, Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed May 23-27 as Heat Awareness Week.

By | May 24th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Take precautions against heat-related illness

ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

Mobile Vaccine ClinicsSince COVID-19 vaccines became available in late 2020, millions of Arizonans have gone to mass-vaccination sites, retail pharmacies, health care centers, doctors’ offices, and elsewhere to get lifesaving shots.

Today, ADHS and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community […]

By | May 23rd, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

It’s time to get kids 5 and older up current on immunizations, including COVID-19 boosters

Childhood vaccines protect against not just severe illness but prevent disease outbreaks that can interrupt classroom learning. That’s one reason why ADHS and our partners encourage parents to get their children current on required immunizations as well as COVID-19 vaccination.

The pandemic has made it more difficult to stay […]

By | May 20th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on It’s time to get kids 5 and older up current on immunizations, including COVID-19 boosters

During National Nurses Month, we honor the critical role of school nurses

Nurses MonthNational Nurses Month 2022 is a chance to celebrate the care nurses provide in settings that extend far beyond hospitals and doctors’ offices. This year’s theme, “You Make a Difference,” honors these skilled professionals and trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality care and services.

By | May 20th, 2022|General|Comments Off on During National Nurses Month, we honor the critical role of school nurses