COVID-19 Vaccine

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Increase in COVID-19 cases drives home the need to continue mitigation

By | November 9th, 2021|Preparedness|

After nearly two years, I don’t blame anyone for feeling done with the COVID-19 pandemic. The unfortunate truth, however, is the pandemic isn’t done with us.  Recent case numbers bear this out. After coming down steadily after a peak in mid-August, cases statewide have increased from 14,511 in the week of Oct. 10 to 17,299 [...]

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Dr. Carmona: A doctor’s advice on COVID-19 vaccination can save your life

By | November 8th, 2021|General, Preparedness|

Nearly all practicing U.S. doctors – better than 19 out of 20 – had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of mid-June, the American Medical Association reported. That’s hardly surprising since other vaccines have eliminated or all but eliminated diseases such as polio, mumps, and rubella.  There is so much misinformation flying around these days. It’s [...]

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Parents: Get your questions answered about COVID-19 vaccination

By | November 4th, 2021|Preparedness|

Nothing is more precious than our children, so I understand why many parents will have questions about kids and COVID-19 vaccination.  That’s why ADHS has enlisted medical and public health experts to answer parents’ questions in a town hall-style video we plan to make available Wednesday, Nov. 17, on our social media channels and through [...]

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

By | November 3rd, 2021|Prevention|

A 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 to provide the details about how and why a vaccine [...]

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

By | November 2nd, 2021|Preparedness|

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 last week demonstrates the importance of getting your COVID-19 vaccine, even if [...]

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

By | October 27th, 2021|Preparedness|

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 Director Dr. Cara Christ worked with the Arizona Cardinals, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, [...]

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Here are some tricks for COVID-safer Halloween

By | October 26th, 2021|Preparedness|

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 you and your costumed kids are [...]

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CDC Report Reinforces Safety of All COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Arizona

By | October 22nd, 2021|Preparedness|

A report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adds to the evidence supporting the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. The study in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found no increased risk for non-COVID-19 death among 6.4 million vaccinated individuals compared to 4.6 million unvaccinated individuals. This did not change [...]

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CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Very Effective at Preventing Hospitalization Among Adolescents

By | October 21st, 2021|Preparedness|

If your adolescent child remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a compelling reason to get him or her vaccinated. The CDC’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report details a study that found the Pfizer vaccine, the only one currently authorized for use for those [...]

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Coming for Ages 5-11: Here’s What You Need to Know

By | October 20th, 2021|Preparedness|

Nearly all Arizona children ages 5 to 11 are vaccinated against measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, rubella, mumps, polio, and other diseases that have been eliminated or all but eliminated thanks to modern medicine.  Soon, COVID-19 will become the next disease with a safe and highly effective vaccine available to children in this age group. In [...]

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