Stories tagged: "Arizona Department of Health Services"


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Phoenix Transit, Postal Workers Are Getting Vaccinated This Weekend as Pandemic Passes One Year Mark

It’s been one year since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic, and essential workers are finally getting vaccinated.

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.

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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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A Year After First Case in Arizona, COVID-19 Is Now a Leading Killer

COVID-19 is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death in Arizona, surpassing cancer and closing in on heart disease.

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Two Weeks After Thanksgiving, Here’s Where Arizona’s COVID Surge Stands

Health experts warned the US that Thanksgiving gatherings and travel would lead to an increased spread of COVID-19.