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Omicron, our hospitals, and the need for vaccination and boosters

By | December 27th, 2021|Preparedness|

Like many of you, I remain concerned about how the extraordinarily contagious Omicron variant may affect our healthcare system. Arizona’s hospitals are already strained by COVID-19 patients, the vast majority of whom are unvaccinated.  Here are some things on my mind as we continue learning about this fast-spreading variant: Omicron is likely to cause more [...]

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CDC strengthens its recommendation on COVID-19 booster shots

By | November 30th, 2021|Preparedness|

If you’re fully vaccinated and age 18 or older, you’re likely due for a booster dose of safe, free, and highly effective COVID-19 vaccine.  On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthened its recommendation for boosters, saying everyone 18 and older should get them – and sooner rather than later. CDC Director [...]

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Where we stand following discovery of a COVID-19 variant called Omicron

By | November 29th, 2021|Preparedness|

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, ADHS and medical leaders appealed for Arizonans to do the following to curb the spread of COVID-19: Get vaccinated, and get kids ages 5 and older vaccinated: azhealth.gov/FindVaccine; If you are fully vaccinated and age 18 and older, get a booster: azhealth.gov/FindVaccine; Mask up, physically distance, keep your hands washed, stay [...]

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