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Whether or not it’s called a pandemic, COVID-19 remains an active concern

By | September 20th, 2022|Preparedness|

Is the COVID-19 pandemic over?  That question is getting a lot of attention this week, and it's natural to wonder where ADHS stands. In Arizona, however, we look past terminology to the impact of a virus on the health and wellness of our residents.   There's no question that COVID-19 remains a state, national, and global [...]

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‘Show me the data’: Our monthly update on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status

By | August 3rd, 2022|Preparedness|

“Show me the data.”  That’s a phrase I hear quite a bit from ADHS epidemiologists, and with good reason: Numbers may be a little difficult to follow sometimes, but they tell a story and they don’t lie.  That’s why our epidemiologists update a report every month showing COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status, including the update [...]

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Seniors: Get your COVID-19 vaccine protection up to date

By | July 21st, 2022|Preparedness|

COVID-19 has been especially dangerous for older people throughout the pandemic, but data on the current increase in cases provides even more reason for those in this age group to make sure their vaccines are up to date. Compared to the winter surge driven by the Omicron variant, Arizona has since February seen a greater [...]

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Ten Arizona counties, including Maricopa, have high COVID-19 community levels

By | July 15th, 2022|Preparedness|

Community levels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have moved up and down in many Arizona counties over the past few weeks. The latest CDC update has 10 counties, including Maricopa, with high COVID-19 community levels. This means masks are recommended for public indoor settings. The other counties with high COVID-19 community [...]

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Help for those seeking COVID-19 vaccination for children younger than 3

By | June 23rd, 2022|Preparedness|

I’m happy to hear that so many parents are planning to vaccinate their children younger than 5 years old against COVID-19. Among other age groups, vaccines have been safe and highly effective at preventing severe illness. Now COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone starting at 6 months of age.  For parents of those younger than [...]

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Arizona’s youngest kids now can benefit from COVID-19 vaccines

By | June 20th, 2022|Preparedness|

This is an exciting week for me and many other parents of young children. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children at least 6 months old, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending vaccination for all children. Nearly 400,000 Arizona children in this age group are now [...]

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Federal officials considering COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

By | June 14th, 2022|Preparedness|

As a public health professional and mother of young children, I am happy to see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begin formal consideration of COVID-19 vaccination for children as young as 6 months. The key to this federal review is determining if the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh any potential adverse effects. The FDA [...]

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Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

By | June 9th, 2022|Preparedness|

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting? Maybe your baby’s already arrived, you’re breastfeeding, or you’re even just thinking about getting pregnant. Whatever your situation, congratulations are in order! There’s even more good news for you: Whatever comes next, you can protect yourself and your child safely with vaccines. [...]

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Hepatitis C: Get tested at least once to protect your health

By | June 2nd, 2022|Preparedness|

An estimated 90,000 people in Arizona are living with hepatitis C, and about 10,000 new cases are reported each year. But most people who have hepatitis C don’t know it.  That’s why we recommend getting tested for this virus, which causes inflammation of the liver and is the leading cause of liver cancer. Hepatitis C [...]

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It’s a good time to update your COVID-19 protection with a booster dose

By | May 26th, 2022|Preparedness|

Arizona continues to see increases in COVID-19 cases, as is happening elsewhere in the country. Wednesday’s weekly update to the ADHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard adds 11,498 cases, of which 10,359 were reported during the week of May 15. The dashboard added 40 new deaths.  This continued gradual increase in cases, which isn’t straining our health [...]

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