Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"


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Some Arizona Urgent Cares Close While Other COVID-Infected Healthcare Workers Are Okayed to Work

At least one Arizona healthcare system is allowing employees to come into work even if they have COVID-19.

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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Arizona Reports State’s First Case of Omicron Variant

Arizona's first known case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed in Yavapai County, state and local health officials said Wednesday. 

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645,000 Arizona Children Are Now Eligible for the Pfizer Vaccine. Here’s What Parents Need to Know.

Arizona health care providers could begin rolling out shots as early as Thursday. Nearly a year after the Pfizer vaccine became the first COVID-19 vaccine to win emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the vaccine. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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This Arizona Tribe was a COVID Hot Spot. Then, They Stepped Up to Save Their People

The White Mountain Apache Tribe slowed the spread of COVID through contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations. The COVID-19 pandemic hit Native Americans especially hard. But as the spotlight turned to larger communities, including the Navajo Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its 15,000 members. Now, more than a...

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Here’s What Concerts Will Look Like in Arizona as Venues Carefully Reopen

“We’re going to make the music-going experience even better, so we’ve just got to hold on.”  Slade Echeverria and Danny Stravers hadn’t played music on stage for more than a year.  Echeverria and Stravers sing and play guitar for Anarbor, a veteran Arizona alternative rock outfit formed in Phoenix in 2003. While venues across Arizona...

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Laboring To Remain Healthy: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Arizona Farmworkers

More than 7,200 Arizona agricultural workers have tested positive for COVID-19. The workers swing their machetes, chopping vegetables under the heat of a midmorning sun. When the migrant workers take a moment to wipe the sweat from their masked faces, they can see the wall along the Mexican border, not a half-mile distant. But before long,...