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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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

Delta variant highlights need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

By | June 16th, 2021|Preparedness|

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classified the so-called Delta variant of COVID-19 — B.1.617.2 — as a variant of concern. This is one of the variants behind India’s devastating outbreaks, and it has become the dominant strain in the United Kingdom.  Its shift from a variant of interest reflects the [...]

The CDC provides yet another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine

By | May 13th, 2021|Preparedness|

Today brings more encouraging news for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 -- and another reason for everyone else to get their shot. New guidance from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says fully vaccinated people can resume activities indoors as well as outdoors without wearing a mask or physically distancing. The CDC notes, [...]

Real World Data Shows Vaccination is Highly Effective in Preventing Hospitalization

By | April 28th, 2021|Preparedness|

Since mid-December, when the first Pfizer vaccines reached Arizona, ADHS has been working with our local county health departments and tribes to get the COVID-19 vaccine distributed to vulnerable Arizonans as quickly as possible. Arizonans living in long-term care facilities and those 65 years of age and older were prioritized first for vaccination because of [...]

Reclassified cases artificially inflate Friday’s dashboard additions

By | April 9th, 2021|Preparedness|

Today, our dashboards will show the addition of approximately 625 cases across three counties (Gila County - 270, Graham County - 142, Navajo County - 213). While these will appear as “new cases” for Friday’s case counts, these represent infections from throughout the pandemic, with 73% of the cases testing positive during the fall/winter peak [...]

Arizona’s Hybrid Prioritization Model for Vaccine Distribution

By | March 18th, 2021|Preparedness|

Since mid-December, when the first Pfizer vaccines reached Arizona, ADHS has been working with our local county health departments and tribes to get the COVID-19 vaccine distributed to vulnerable Arizonans as quickly as possible. To further this goal, Arizona recently adopted a hybrid model prioritizing those at highest risk due to age and our frontline [...]

New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Updates

By | March 17th, 2021|Preparedness|

It has been almost a year since ADHS launched our COVID-19 dashboard. Since then, our dashboard has undergone many enhancements and has had new sections added. Our reporting regarding this disease continues to evolve as we collect additional data and learn about which data elements are most useful to understand how COVID-19 is impacting Arizonans. [...]