Stories tagged: "Vaccine News"


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Already Had COVID? Donate Plasma to Help Current COVID-19 Patients

Some studies show that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients, which is why Arizona blood-donation organizations are collecting blood that hospitals can administer. As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who’ve had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat...

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Ducey Calls to Reopen Classrooms as Teachers Get Vaccinated, But Hospital Leaders Say It’s Still Not Safe

Ducey warned that he expects schools to offer in-person instruction as teachers gain access to vaccines and that schools that lost students could see their funding cut. State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine...

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Arizona Abandons Restrictions as Vaccine Distribution Starts

Ducey has been steadfast in his opposition to a statewide mask mandate or closings despite repeated calls from hospital leaders to take such steps.  As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any...

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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.

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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be ‘Free to All American Citizens’

"It is critical that the COVID-19 vaccine is made available for free to all people in the US, including undocumented immigrants."