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Ages 5-11 added to those eligible for Omicron COVID-19 boosters

By | October 12th, 2022|Preparedness|

Children ages 5 and older may now receive the updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters targeting Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 as well as the original coronavirus. This is important news for parents of kids in this age group who are vaccinated, as this bivalent booster includes protection against the highly transmissible and immune-evading variants that dominate [...]

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Haven’t received the Omicron COVID-19 booster? Change that today

By | October 5th, 2022|Preparedness|

Nearly 200,000 Arizonans have received new COVID-19 boosters designed to guard against current Omicron subvariants that have dominated around the country. Even with millions in our state fully vaccinated, that number needs to be much, much higher to protect our most vulnerable against severe outcomes. There has been considerable news coverage nationally about lower-than-hoped-for uptake [...]

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AARP Arizona town hall on Omicron boosters has important information for all ages

By | September 28th, 2022|Preparedness|

AARP Arizona has been a tremendous partner throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our collaborations to promote public health have included virtual town halls for AARP members on COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 boosters.  At 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, we’ll join AARP Arizona for a virtual town hall on the new Omicron booster doses that target the [...]

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Whether or not it’s called a pandemic, COVID-19 remains an active concern

By | September 20th, 2022|Preparedness|

Is the COVID-19 pandemic over?  That question is getting a lot of attention this week, and it's natural to wonder where ADHS stands. In Arizona, however, we look past terminology to the impact of a virus on the health and wellness of our residents.   There's no question that COVID-19 remains a state, national, and global [...]

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If your provider is waiting for Moderna Omicron booster doses, there’s plenty of Pfizer

By | September 19th, 2022|Preparedness|

I'm pleased that so many Arizonans – better than 50,000 as of last Wednesday – have received COVID-19 Omicron boosters targeting the subvariants that currently dominate. This is the best way to make sure your immune protection is up-to-date, especially if you are older or have a weakened immune system.  One challenge being seen across [...]

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Seniors: Get your COVID-19 vaccine protection up to date

By | July 21st, 2022|Preparedness|

COVID-19 has been especially dangerous for older people throughout the pandemic, but data on the current increase in cases provides even more reason for those in this age group to make sure their vaccines are up to date. Compared to the winter surge driven by the Omicron variant, Arizona has since February seen a greater [...]

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