Beat: Impact: Vaccinations


People arrive at an Adelante Healthcare community vaccine clinic at Joseph Zito Elementary School where parents were able to bring their younger children to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Phoenix. This was the first time children aged 5 to 11 across the United States had the opportunity to get immunized against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
56 Pima County Employees Fired After Refusing to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Pima County recently fired 56 employees after they chose to not get vaccinated against COVID-19, county officials said Monday. 

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What Arizona Parents Should Know Ahead of the Pfizer Vaccine Approval for Children Ages 5-11

At least one Valley pediatrician's office is already booking vaccination appointments for younger children in anticipation of FDA approval.

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Arizona Becomes 13th State to Pass 1 Million Cases of COVID-19

Arizona surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases Friday while contending with a new spike, becoming the 13th state to reach the grim milestone.

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Arizona’s Governor Blocked Public Schools From Requiring Masks. Several Districts Are Requiring Them Anyway.

Just one week after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reaffirmed that masks cannot be required in public schools, at least seven Arizona school districts are moving forward with doing so regardless.

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Arizona’s Second-Largest School District Makes Quarantining Students Optional After Governor Calls It Unlawful

As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

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Banner Health, Arizona’s Largest Hospital Network, Requiring Vaccines for Employees By Nov. 1

The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.