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CDC offers a new view on how vaccination dramatically reduces COVID-19 risk

By | October 18th, 2021|Preparedness|

Last month, we shared a new way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looks at the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in light of rare breakthrough cases.  This approach examines the difference between unvaccinated and fully vaccinated individuals when it comes to COVID-19 cases and deaths. It uses rates of an outcome among each [...]

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Using the COVID-19 Data Dashboard – Helpful Hints

By | October 15th, 2021|Preparedness|

With the recent announcement of our COVID-19 dashboard enhancements, I’d like to share some tips and tricks for getting the most out of the dashboard. Our amazing dashboard team has created the ability to view the data in all kinds of different ways, some of which I’ll summarize below.  Summary page You can now go [...]

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Much of COVID-19 Data Dashboard Won’t Refresh Oct. 17-18 Due to System Update

By | October 14th, 2021|Preparedness|

I’m grateful that so many people rely on our data dashboard for daily updates on the status of COVID-19 and vaccinations in Arizona. As the dashboard upgrades we made this week show, we are constantly looking for ways to make our data more valuable for all. With that goal in mind, additional system updates we’ll [...]

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Urgent CDC Announcement Strongly Recommends Vaccination for Pregnant Women

By | October 5th, 2021|Preparedness|

Waiting on COVID-19 vaccination because you are pregnant creates unnecessary risks for you and for your pregnancy.  That’s the focus of an emergency announcement recently from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It points to low vaccination rates among women who are pregnant, who are trying to become pregnant, and who want to [...]

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Dr. Carmona: We Must Come Together to Defeat COVID-19

By | October 1st, 2021|Preparedness|

When I advise Governor Ducey and ADHS on emergency preparedness, including the COVID-19 pandemic, I give the best guidance I can from my perspective as 17th U.S. Surgeon General of the United States. I offer frank opinions and honest assessments, however inconvenient they might be.  And that’s what I will do with you as Arizona [...]

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Pfizer Vaccine Booster Doses: Your Questions Answered

By | September 27th, 2021|Preparedness|

Vaccines continue providing robust protection against hospitalization and death from COVID-19. But federal officials have determined that it is time for members of certain groups, including those 65 and older, to get boosters of the Pfizer vaccine if they are at least six months past their second dose. Here are some quick questions and answers [...]

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CDC: All COVID-19 Vaccines Provide Substantial Protection Against Hospitalization

By | September 17th, 2021|Preparedness|

A study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that all COVID-19 vaccines being used in the United States provide substantial protection against hospitalization.  News outlets will understandably focus on how the vaccines rank in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): 93% effectiveness against hospitalization for Moderna, 88% [...]

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Dr. Carmona: Changing the Narrative Key to Expanding Vaccination Against COVID-19

By | September 15th, 2021|General, Preparedness|

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, is advising Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The best leaders – presidents, governors, mayors, CEOs – surround themselves with people who will tell them the truth, even when it [...]

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

By | September 10th, 2021|Preparedness|

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 this report in the CDC’s Morbidity and [...]

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CDC report: Getting your COVID-19 vaccination helps protect kids

By | September 3rd, 2021|Preparedness|

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 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) found that emergency department visits and hospital admissions [...]

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