Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Nearly all recent COVID-19 cases in Arizona are in unvaccinated individuals

We continue to educate: Vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. 

The numbers continue to demonstrate this, including a look at cases we shared in a release earlier this week as Arizona reached 3 million people fully vaccinated.

By | June 18th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Delta variant highlights need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classified the so-called Delta variant of COVID-19 — B.1.617.2 — as a variant of concern. This is one of the variants behind India’s devastating outbreaks, and it has become the dominant strain in the United […]

By | June 16th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Look out for yourself and for others when the mercury soars

Heat can become a serious health issue when the temperature soars – as it’s doing this week. Please look out for yourself and others to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Anyone can fall victim to heat-related illness, but the list of those who are […]

By | June 14th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

The CDC provides yet another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine

Today brings more encouraging news for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — and another reason for everyone else to get their shot.

New guidance from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says fully vaccinated people can resume activities indoors as well as outdoors without […]

By | May 13th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Real World Data Shows Vaccination is Highly Effective in Preventing Hospitalization

Since mid-December, when the first Pfizer vaccines reached Arizona, ADHS has been working with our local county health departments and tribes to get the COVID-19 vaccine distributed to vulnerable Arizonans as quickly as possible. Arizonans living in long-term care facilities and those 65 years of age and older were prioritized first […]

By | April 28th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments