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ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

By | May 23rd, 2022|Preparedness|

Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in late 2020, millions of Arizonans have gone to mass-vaccination sites, retail pharmacies, health care centers, doctors’ offices, and elsewhere to get lifesaving shots. Today, ADHS and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community partners. More than 100,000 doses [...]

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With cases increasing, it isn’t too late to get your influenza vaccine

By | May 19th, 2022|Preparedness|

Like COVID-19 has proven to be, seasonal influenza is predictably unpredictable. Case in point: Arizona is currently seeing increasing numbers of influenza cases much later than the five-year average shows, though overall numbers for this flu season aren’t as high as some recent seasons. Other states are seeing a similar trend.  COVID-19 and influenza share [...]

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Latest data shows continued strong protection from COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

By | April 27th, 2022|Preparedness|

Vaccinated against COVID-19? Great. Boosted on top of your COVID-19 vaccination? Even better.  Our report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status, which now includes data for March, shows that compared to individuals who were fully vaccinated with a booster, unvaccinated people ages 12 and older had: 4.3 times the risk of testing positive for COVID-19; [...]

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COVID-19 shots continue long tradition of vaccines protecting public health

By | March 28th, 2022|Preparedness|

You want to feel safe. You want your family to be safe. Are vaccines safe? The simple and important answer is: Oh my yes! What you want to know too is if vaccines actually work, right? The World Health Organization has an answer: “With the exception of clean, safe drinking water, no human endeavor rivals [...]

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We’ve improved how county of residence is assigned in COVID-19 vaccination data

By | February 3rd, 2022|Preparedness|

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve updated our processes to ensure the data presented on the ADHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard is as complete and accurate as possible. Today, we are improving the way a patient’s county of residence is assigned in our Vaccine Administration dashboard.  Previously, county assignment was based on the address entered into the [...]

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Vaccines continued providing strong protection as Omicron rose to dominance in Arizona

By | February 2nd, 2022|Preparedness|

As Omicron rapidly emerged as Arizona’s dominant COVID-19 variant in December, vaccines continued offering robust protection against hospitalization and death. That’s according to a new report detailing COVID-19 variant trends and the latest update to our report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status.  The new report on variants shows week-by-week how Omicron pushed aside the [...]

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Unvaccinated 17.5 times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19

By | January 19th, 2022|Preparedness|

There’s an important addition in today’s update on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status: During November, unvaccinated people were 17.5 times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than the fully vaccinated.  Hospitalization data provides a deeper look at the numbers in this twice-monthly report posted at the top of  the ADHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Also [...]

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COVID-19 cases are spiking in Arizona and elsewhere: Here’s what you need to know

By | January 3rd, 2022|Preparedness|

As is the case around the country, Arizona is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases amid the spread of the extraordinarily contagious Omicron variant. The COVID-19 Cases by Day graph on the ADHS COVID-19 Dashboard shows a surge beginning two days after Christmas, with more than 7,000 cases and even 8,000-plus cases on days for [...]

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Dashboard numbers temporarily affected by the holiday

By | December 26th, 2021|Preparedness|

Cases in today’s COVID-19 data dashboard update are lower than they’d ordinarily be because of the Christmas holiday. That also means we can expect to see higher numbers of cases added in the coming days as the dashboard catches up.  We take pride in having a dashboard that keeps Arizonans apprised of COVID-19 in our [...]

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CDC: If you received the J&J shot, get boosted with Moderna or Pfizer

By | December 20th, 2021|Preparedness|

If you are among the approximately 321,000 people in Arizona who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, it’s natural to have questions about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “expressing a clinical preference” for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines over the one you received.  The CDC notes that this preference for [...]

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