Stories tagged: "Vaccine 2021"


A member of medical staff holds a phial of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jab at Guy's Hospital at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the UK's history on December 8, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Victoria Jones - Pool / Getty Images)
Health Officials Encourage Vaccinations As Delta Variant of COVID-19 Spreads in Maricopa County

A more contagious variant of COVID-19 is spreading in Maricopa County, with at least one outbreak identified in a long-term care facility.

Christopher Sims, a Commerce Medical Group nurse, prepares a syringe as Patrick Brown waits for his second vaccination shot at Mint Dispensary in Mesa, Arizona, on June 2, 2021. Brown came to the dispensary not because of the offer of free marijuana products but because it’s close to his apartment.
Get a Shot, Take a Hit: Vaccination Incentives Include Free Weed, Food, and Cash

With COVID-19 vaccination rates declining in Arizona, public and private entities are using incentives to get more shots into more arms.

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Masks, Vaccines, and Curriculum Concerns Are Prompting Confrontations in Arizona School Districts

A school board meeting in Scottsdale was cut short after a group of attendees erupted in anger after being asked to wear masks.

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Arizonans No Longer Need Appointments To Get Vaccinated At State-Run Sites

Demand for vaccination appointments has declined, as 40% of the state’s population had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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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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‘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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Here’s How Arizonans Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Can Get Help Signing up for the Vaccine

One local organization is offering to help people with vision loss or combined vision and hearing loss make their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.