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Christopher Sims, a Commerce Medical Group nurse, prepares a syringe as Patrick Brown waits for his second vaccination shot at Mint Dispensary in Mesa, Arizona, on June 2, 2021. Brown came to the dispensary not because of the offer of free marijuana products but because it’s close to his apartment.
Get a Shot, Take a Hit: Vaccination Incentives Include Free Weed, Food, and Cash

With COVID-19 vaccination rates declining in Arizona, public and private entities are using incentives to get more shots into more arms.

Dr Christian Bime, ICU Medical Director at Banner
Vaccines Available Wednesday to Arizonans 16 and Older in Maricopa County, at State-run Vaccination Sites

The state currently operates vaccine sites in Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Tucson, and, as of this Friday, Yuma.

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Arizona NFL Stadium Vaccination Site Hits Half Million Doses Administered

The doses administered at State Farm Stadium account for almost half of the doses that have been administered across the country at NFL stadiums.

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a worker restocks products at a grocery store in Dallas, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
‘Getting Sick Every Day’: Arizona Grocery Store Workers Want to Know When They Will Be Vaccinated

Food service workers were deemed essential during the early stages of the pandemic, but most are still not prioritized for vaccination.

Dr Christian Bime, ICU Medical Director at Banner
The Worst Is Over: Health Experts Optimistic as COVID Spread Declines as Vaccine Rolls Out

Arizona’s COVID-19 cases have dropped significantly as vaccination efforts have spread rapidly across the state.

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Arizona Seniors Struggle With Registering for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Arizona’s seniors reported being overwhelmed by the state’s websites and struggling to make an appointment online. On a recent weekday morning, Liz Northcott, 78, logged onto her home computer, went to Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccination registration site, and tried her best to make an appointment. Two frustrating hours later, she found a phone number to call...

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Should Companies Pay Workers to Get Vaccinated? Here’s What Two Doctors Have to Say.

The trend to pay workers to get vaccinated comes as public health officials address vaccine hesitancy, a hurdle in the nation’s quest to end the pandemic.