Stories tagged: "Covid-19 vaccine"

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Maria, an elderly resident of the Feixa Llarga old people's home, receives the fifth dose of Covid-19 and the flu vaccine in the garden of the home on September 26, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Zowy Voeten/Getty Images)
Protect Your Loved Ones: The Importance of COVID Boosters

 The COVID-19 booster is now available, and provides better protection against currently circulating variants of the illness.

A corpsman with the USS Gerald R. Ford gives a COVID-19 vaccination at Naval Station Norfolk on April 8, 2021. (Photo by Seaman Jackson Adkins/U.S. Navy)
Updated COVID-19 Vaccine OK’d, Experts Urge People to Roll Up Their Sleeves

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,476 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending Sept. 6, almost twice the number of infections as were reported in early July.

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Three Years On, COVID-19 No Longer Grabs Headlines, Still Poses a Threat

Variations of the virus, coupled with waning immunity, have created what one health expert describes as a "six-month pattern," where COVID-19 cases spike during the summer and winter months.

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.