Pima County recently fired 56 employees after they chose to not get vaccinated against COVID-19, county officials said Monday.
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.
“Stay there, and ask for an explanation,” Graciela Araujo said. “People have to speak up and fight for their rights because we do have rights here. The vaccine is available for everyone—for everyone.”
COVID-19 is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death in Arizona, surpassing cancer and closing in on heart disease.
Two separate surveys show that the Latino and Black community are cautious about getting the coronavirus vaccine.
But earlier this year the Trump administration decided not to buy an additional 500 million doses of the 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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