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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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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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Disease intervention specialists use contact tracing to curb the spread of COVID-19

By | October 1st, 2021|Preparedness|

Today is the 10th annual National Disease Intervention Specialists Recognition Day. This honors healthcare professionals who are crucial in the effort to disrupt the transmission of deadly infectious diseases by connecting people who have been exposed to care and services using a method called contact tracing, which has been vital during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

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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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