Stories tagged: "Vaccine 2021"


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A Year After First Case in Arizona, COVID-19 Is Now a Leading Killer

COVID-19 is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death in Arizona, surpassing cancer and closing in on heart disease.

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Inside the ‘Freezer Farms’ Where COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Stored at the University of Arizona

The university’s freezers can hold an average of 140,000 doses or approximately 1.6 million doses in total. The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Arizona earlier this month and began to be distributed across the state on Thursday, signaling a new phase in the fight against the virus.  Approximately 58,500 doses were initially distributed to Maricopa...

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Latina Doctors Got the COVID-19 Vaccine to Inspire Others to Do the Same

Two Duke University doctors say that getting the vaccine is safer for Latinos than getting infected with COVID.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here and Some Arizonans Could Get It This Week

The vaccine likely won’t be released to the general public until March or April. The first batch of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Arizona Monday morning just days after it was granted an emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. A critical care nurse in New York was among the first in the...

COVID vaccines will not be available to children in time for them to return to school next year. Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
Dr. Fauci Warns Children Might Have to Wait Months for a Vaccine

The first vaccines have not been tested extensively on children under the age of 18, and may not be available before the new school year.

Healthcare workers will most likely be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
A COVID Vaccine Could Be Weeks Away for Some Americans. Here’s What You Need to Know.

You have questions about coronavirus vaccines? We have answers.

Rep. Amish Shah, D-Phoenix, said his training as a physician made him more comfortable with the thought of being a COVID-19 vaccine test subject and that signing up for the clinical trials was the right thing to do - particularly since minority communities are often underrepresented in such groups. (Photo courtesy Amish Shah)
The COVID-19 Vaccine in Arizona: What to Expect and When

Phoenix doctor and state Rep. Amish Shah was one of the volunteers who participated in the clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine in August.