Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Arizona’s Process for Allocating Vaccine to Local Jurisdictions

This week, Arizona celebrated the milestone of more than 1 million doses of vaccine administered by the state, counties and health care providers. While this is a significant achievement, vaccination sites have capacity to vaccinate even more Arizonans if additional vaccine doses are made available by federal partners.

Since […]

By | February 11th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Section Released: Vaccine Administration

On Monday I had the honor of taking President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on a virtual tour of our State Farm Stadium vaccination site in Glendale. During the tour, the vice president raised an issue that many people share. Here’s a lightly edited version of our exchange:

By | February 9th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance

Throughout the COVID-19 response, our goal has been to provide real-time data on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including cases, hospitalizations, laboratory results, and vaccines. Ensuring rapid distribution of vaccine to high-risk groups is a critical component of public health during a pandemic response. Surveillance of vaccine administration […]

By | January 7th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Safety Is an Important Part of Approving COVID-19 Vaccines

Last week, I had the privilege of being among a group of healthcare workers receiving some of the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Arizona. This was during an event held at ADHS.

I was inspired by the reasons these professionals gave for wanting to get vaccinated right away, whether it […]

By | December 24th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Update: Improved Method for Determining ZIP code Data

Throughout the COVID-19 response, ADHS has continually reevaluated how we are collecting, analyzing, and presenting COVID-19 data for cases, hospitalizations, and laboratory tests. As the COVID-19 testing landscape changes, with new tests, new laboratories, and new guidance on who should be tested, and as data come to ADHS in new […]

By | December 9th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments