Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Prepare to protect your family from potential emergencies

Emergencies can happen without warning. The disastrous flooding around Arizona during this monsoon reminded us of that.

September – before the weather turns to winter in the high country and outdoor activities resume in the deserts – is the perfect time to prepare for disasters that can happen […]

By | September 13th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Prepare to protect your family from potential emergencies

CDC study: COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective, especially against hospitalization and death

We at ADHS are pleased to have contributed to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report offering a new and very useful way to look at the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in light of rare breakthrough cases among the fully vaccinated.

A key takeaway from […]

By | September 10th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on CDC study: COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective, especially against hospitalization and death

CDC launches COVID-19 toolkit for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a toolkit to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their caregivers, learn how to guard against COVID-19.

The pandemic has posed extra challenges for members of the disabled community. […]

By | September 9th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on CDC launches COVID-19 toolkit for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Passing 19,000 deaths is a somber reminder that COVID-19 is still with us

As of this week, more than 19,000 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. I grieve for all of them, and for the families and loved ones who endure their loss.

Those of us in public health have worked constantly since January 2020 to help Arizonans protect themselves from COVID-19. […]

By | September 8th, 2021|Preparedness|Comments Off on Passing 19,000 deaths is a somber reminder that COVID-19 is still with us

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