Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

COVID-19 vaccination and school/childcare attendance: Your questions answered

Kids 5-11 Eligible for COVID-19 VaccineA common question that has come up as the CDC has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is related to vaccine requirements for school and childcare attendance. Given the interest, I thought it would be timely […]

By | November 3rd, 2021|Prevention|Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccination and school/childcare attendance: Your questions answered

COVID-19 vaccines recommended, even for those who’ve already had COVID

As ADHS and our partners work to educate people about the importance of COVID-19 vaccination, we are often emphasizing that the vaccine is recommended for everyone 12 and older, including those who have had a previous COVID-19 infection. 

A new CDC report published […]

By | November 2nd, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccines recommended, even for those who’ve already had COVID

Track or Treat: Watch out for those environmental frights

Ghosts and goblins aren’t alone among the scary things in your neighborhood this Halloween. ADHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are ready to share information that can help you protect yourself from environmental dangers.

Track or Treat highlights environmental public health […]

By | October 29th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Track or Treat: Watch out for those environmental frights

An Important Anniversary for a National Screening Program Helping Women

Every year around the world, the month of October is dedicated to highlighting the importance of breast cancer prevention, awareness, education, and research. Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Arizona.  […]

By | October 28th, 2021|Prevention|Comments Off on An Important Anniversary for a National Screening Program Helping Women

Phoenix New Times Recognizes Team Effort Behind State Farm Stadium Vaccination Site

I’m delighted to see Phoenix New Times honor vaccine distribution at State Farm Stadium as Best Team Effort in its Best of Phoenix 2021 edition. 

Arizona came together in January 2021, when Governor Doug Ducey and former ADHS […]

By | October 27th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Phoenix New Times Recognizes Team Effort Behind State Farm Stadium Vaccination Site

Here are some tricks for COVID-safer Halloween

Even with COVID-19 still active in our communities, a fun Halloween can be had with a little attention to mitigation steps we all know well by now. 

Most importantly, whether you’re receiving or handing out candy this Halloween, stay home and away from others if you feel ill.

If […]

By | October 26th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Here are some tricks for COVID-safer Halloween