Stories tagged: "Covid-19 vaccine"


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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EXPLAINER: What We Know and Don’t Know About Omicron Variant

Scientists don't know if omicron is more transmissible or dangerous than previous variants. So far, there is no indication it causes more severe disease.

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Health Experts: Holiday Gatherings ‘Should Be Fine’—With Precautions

The recommendation is a sharp change from holidays a year ago, when health officials warned against travel and all but the most limited family gatherings.

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Vaccination Rates in Arizona Nursing Homes Increased While Deaths Went Down

Arizona is one of 18 states reporting increases in resident infections, with cases increasing nearly 30% from mid-September to mid-October.

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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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Latino Cartoonist Has A Strong Message for Latinos: Get Vaccinated.

Lalo Alcaraz is part of a COVID Latino project with a goal of using art and social media to disseminate information – and counter misinformation – about COVID-19.

Students arrive masked to Memorial Elementary School, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Bethel Park, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb. In a heated school board meeting the previous evening, the Bethel Park School District voted to amend the district's health and safety plan and require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside the district's schools. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
EXPLAINER: Everything You Want to Know About COVID Classroom Etiquette

While every school district has its own rules for containing COVID-19 on campus, the CDC has also released recommendations to help schools stay safe.