Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Help for those seeking COVID-19 vaccination for children younger than 3

COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 3I’m happy to hear that so many parents are planning to vaccinate their children younger than 5 years old against COVID-19. Among other age groups, vaccines have been safe and highly effective at preventing severe illness. Now COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone starting at […]

By | June 23rd, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Help for those seeking COVID-19 vaccination for children younger than 3

Engaged team drives our commitment to helping Arizonans live healthier lives

I am tremendously grateful to work alongside so many people dedicated to helping Arizonans live healthier lives. To see ADHS team members do this day in and day out amid a global pandemic has been truly extraordinary.  

Make no mistake: This has been a challenging two-plus years as ADHS […]

By | June 21st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Engaged team drives our commitment to helping Arizonans live healthier lives

Arizona’s youngest kids now can benefit from COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines for youngest ArizonansThis is an exciting week for me and many other parents of young children.

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children at least 6 months old, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending

By | June 20th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Arizona’s youngest kids now can benefit from COVID-19 vaccines

Men’s Health Month: When was the last time you had a medical checkup?

Men's health monthMen: When was the last time you visited your doctor? If it’s been too long, now is a good time to change that. 

June is Men’s Health Month, a month to encourage males young and old – and their families – to focus on the benefits of […]

By | June 17th, 2022|Prevention|Comments Off on Men’s Health Month: When was the last time you had a medical checkup?

Federal officials considering COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

COVID-19 vaccines for little kidsAs a public health professional and mother of young children, I am happy to see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begin formal consideration of COVID-19 vaccination for children as young as 6 months.

The key to this federal review is determining if the […]

By | June 14th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Federal officials considering COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

Partnership is helping more Arizonans end nicotine dependence

ASHLine campaignsOne of the most important things we do at ADHS is help Arizonans envision lives without nicotine dependence. The Arizona Smokers’ HelpLine, online at ASHLine.org, is one of our best tools for doing just that.

That’s why I’m so pleased to join the […]

By | June 13th, 2022|Prevention|Comments Off on Partnership is helping more Arizonans end nicotine dependence