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.
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.
Arizona is one of 18 states reporting increases in resident infections, with cases increasing nearly 30% from mid-September to mid-October.
At least one Valley pediatrician's office is already booking vaccination appointments for younger children in anticipation of FDA approval.
Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court challenging a new abortion law.
While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.
The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.
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