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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 [...]

Data-processing issue will affect COVID-19 dashboard updates for a few days

By | October 25th, 2021|Preparedness|

Numbers added to our COVID-19 Data Dashboard normally are lower coming out of the weekend. But today’s were extremely low even for a Monday, with just 150 cases added. We’ve learned that this was because of a data-processing problem over the weekend that was corrected on Monday morning but likely will affect numbers through midweek.  [...]

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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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A New Resource to Connect COVID-19 Patients With Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

By | October 19th, 2021|Preparedness|

Your best protection against COVID-19 is getting one of the safe, free, and highly effective vaccines that are widely available around Arizona. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 while helping preserve healthcare capacity for others who need it.  Complementing the state’s push for vaccination are monoclonal antibody treatments approved for emergency [...]

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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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We’ve Made Upgrades to the COVID-19 Data Dashboard

By | October 13th, 2021|Preparedness|

Our talented data visualization team launched the ADHS COVID-19 data dashboard over 18 months ago to rapidly share data about the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its launch, the dashboard has received an A-Plus rating from The COVID Tracking Project and undergone several enhancements to add new elements. Today, we’re excited to announce a number of upgrades. [...]

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