COVID-19 Vaccine

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New PSA: COVID-19 vaccinations fueling Arizona’s return to normal life

By | September 2nd, 2021|General, Preparedness|

  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 [...]

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Data-processing issue means much lower COVID-19 numbers today, higher tomorrow

By | August 31st, 2021|Preparedness|

Cases and deaths added today to the ADHS COVID-19 dashboard are far lower than they’d ordinarily be because of a data-processing issue. After days of averaging more than 3,000 cases added to the dashboard, today’s update adds just 822. Meanwhile, the same issue combined with data cleaning means the number of total deaths since the [...]

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As Arizona Passes 1 Million Cases, the Fight Continues Against COVID-19

By | August 27th, 2021|General|

As incoming interim director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, it’s my privilege and solemn responsibility to succeed Dr. Cara Christ, who has so capably led Arizona’s COVID-19 response. I’m honored to be part of the team she has built -- talented professionals working nonstop to promote public health amid a global pandemic.  It’s [...]

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Plans for Vaccine Booster Shots from Pfizer and Moderna Being Finalized Now by FDA, CDC

By | August 25th, 2021|Preparedness|

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that it has developed a plan to begin offering booster shots this fall for those who have received the Pfizer/Comirnaty and Moderna vaccines to protect against COVID-19. It anticipates boosters as well for those who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, but that [...]

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We’re here to help you get #VaxFacts

By | August 11th, 2021|Preparedness|

If unanswered questions or claims you’re seeing on social media are keeping you from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts have a new feature to help: #VaxFacts.  These video Q&As address subjects such as:  whether getting vaccinated can affect your fertility (answer: no);  why it’s incorrect to describe the approved vaccines [...]

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Amid rising cases, vaccination offers the surest protection

By | August 6th, 2021|Preparedness|

Like many of you, I’m looking with concern at daily updates to the ADHS COVID-19 data dashboard. Cases are rising, though with 3.4 million people in Arizona fully vaccinated, including a large share of older Arizonans more prone to severe outcomes, we haven’t seen the same levels of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths as during [...]

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Spreading the Word on How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 Delta variant

By | July 21st, 2021|Preparedness|

Currently, COVID-19 is primarily impacting unvaccinated individuals, reports Dr. Christ. The best protection is to be fully vaccinated. Find a convenient location here: https://t.co/Y6yHvXLUNN pic.twitter.com/FKfQHBLsTD — AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) July 21, 2021 One of the important ways ADHS shares information with Arizonans is through the news media. Arizona’s newspapers, online news outlets, and [...]

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Uptick in COVID-19 cases is preventable with vaccination

By | July 14th, 2021|Preparedness|

Real-world data continues to show the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines – and the consequences of not getting the shot.  The facts are clear and compelling: In May, 95.4% of the 16,910 reported COVID-19 cases were among those who weren’t fully vaccinated. In June, 92.4% of the 12,911 reported COVID-19 cases were among those who weren’t [...]

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Tips for keeping Independence Day celebrations safe

By | June 30th, 2021|Preparedness|

I hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July weekend. Those of us in public health have some tips on how to make your celebrations safe while you’re enjoying time with family and friends.  COVID-19 Safety Please be aware when enjoying time with others that COVID-19 remains active in our communities. Variants such as Delta (B.1.617.2) [...]

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Nearly all recent COVID-19 cases in Arizona are in unvaccinated individuals

By | June 18th, 2021|Preparedness|

We continue to educate: Vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19.  The numbers continue to demonstrate this, including a look at cases we shared in a release earlier this week as Arizona reached 3 million people fully vaccinated. Arizona reported 16,910 total COVID-19 cases during May. Out of those, we [...]

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