Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

CDC report: Getting your COVID-19 vaccination helps protect kids

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released today offers more evidence that vaccinating as many eligible people as possible against COVID-19 is a critical part of protecting kids from infection and severe illness. 

The analysis in the CDC’s

By | September 3rd, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on CDC report: Getting your COVID-19 vaccination helps protect kids

New PSA: COVID-19 vaccinations fueling Arizona’s return to normal life

 

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best tool we have to keep us moving forward. Join the millions of Arizonans who have already been fully vaccinated.

That’s the call to action in a new ADHS public-service announcement you’ll see on TV and online.

COVID-19 vaccines have brought us a long way. Families and friends are reconnecting, schools have returned to in-person […]

By | September 2nd, 2021|General, Preparedness|Comments Off on New PSA: COVID-19 vaccinations fueling Arizona’s return to normal life

Vaccinated or not, take steps to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission

It’s a natural question that we hear regularly: Amid substantial COVID-19 spread, what does ADHS recommend for people going to large events, small gatherings, grocery stores, restaurants, and more? 

The answer is simple and no doubt frustrating to many: As much as we all want to be done with […]

By | September 1st, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Vaccinated or not, take steps to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission

Data-processing issue means much lower COVID-19 numbers today, higher tomorrow

Cases and deaths added today to the ADHS COVID-19 dashboard are far lower than they’d ordinarily be because of a data-processing issue. After days of averaging more than 3,000 cases added to the dashboard, today’s update adds just 822. Meanwhile, the same issue combined with data cleaning means the […]

By | August 31st, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Data-processing issue means much lower COVID-19 numbers today, higher tomorrow

As Arizona Passes 1 Million Cases, the Fight Continues Against COVID-19

As incoming interim director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, it’s my privilege and solemn responsibility to succeed Dr. Cara Christ, who has so capably led Arizona’s COVID-19 response. I’m honored to be part of the team she has built — talented professionals working nonstop to promote public health […]

By | August 27th, 2021|General|Comments Off on As Arizona Passes 1 Million Cases, the Fight Continues Against COVID-19

Plans for Vaccine Booster Shots from Pfizer and Moderna Being Finalized Now by FDA, CDC

women wearing mask with bandage on arm after vaccineThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that it has developed a plan to begin offering booster shots this fall for those who have received the Pfizer/Comirnaty and Moderna vaccines to […]

By | August 25th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Plans for Vaccine Booster Shots from Pfizer and Moderna Being Finalized Now by FDA, CDC