Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"


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Ducey Lifted the Mask Order, But COVID Researchers and City Leaders Say It’s Too Soon

Although vaccines have shown to be effective against COVID-19 variants, experts say there is still the possibility of becoming infected or carrying the virus over to others. As Arizona cities debate whether to loosen or lift mask mandates, a leading health expert warned Wednesday that wearing masks in public is essential to prevent another wave of COVID-19...

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Lower Income, Latino Neighborhoods Lag on Vaccinations

Nearly 50% of Arizonans with at least one shot are white; just 10% are Hispanic, even though Hispanics comprise 30% of the state’s COVID-19 cases and 29% of nearly 17,000 deaths. A March report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention praised only two states for their efforts in getting vaccines to vulnerable communities....

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Arizona Vaccination Sites Move Indoors as Summer Approaches

As of Wednesday, more than 1.5 million have been fully vaccinated.  Multiple COVID-19 vaccination sites are relocating ahead of the incoming hot summer temperatures. With 100-degree temperatures rapidly approaching, the state’s largest vaccination site at Glendale’s State Farm Stadium will move to the nearby air-conditioned Gila River Arena.  The location will fully transition to the...

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Lo que debes hacer si te niegan la vacuna por ser indocumentado

“Las personas tienen que alzar su voz y pelear por sus derechos, porque los tenemos. La vacuna está disponible para todos”, dijo Graciela Araujo.

What to Do if You Get Denied the COVID Vaccine Because You’re Undocumented

“Stay there, and ask for an explanation,” Graciela Araujo said. “People have to speak up and fight for their rights because we do have rights here. The vaccine is available for everyone—for everyone.”

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‘Fourth Wave’: As Mask Mandates Are Lifted, Arizona Health Researchers Urge COVID-19 Caution

Experts described Arizona’s vaccination efforts as a race against the spread of vaccine-resistant variants. Health researchers on Wednesday urged caution despite the state’s lifting of restrictions on businesses and government, echoing a federal warning of a possible fourth wave of COVID-19 if Arizonans become too complacent. Dr. Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute...

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Vaccinated? Go Grab Some Free Weed at This Maricopa County Dispensary

Basically, there’s no reason not to get the vaccine at this point. As if getting the COVID vaccine isn’t good enough—a local dispensary is giving away a free edible to vaccinated adults. Mint Dispensary is giving out a free edible to MMJ patients and adults 21 and older who stop by one of their dispensaries...