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Arizona reports 1,483 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 1,483 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths from the disease.
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FILE - In this May 21, 2021, file photo, licensed vocational nurse Angeline Gabuten administers the...
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Arizona reports 3,145 new COVID-19 cases, 30 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,145 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths from the disease.
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Arizona Attorney Mark Brnovich, left, (Twitter Photo/@GeneralBrnovich) and President Joe Biden (Get...
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Arizona AG Brnovich seeks restraining order against Biden vaccine mandate

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Friday requested a temporary restraining order as part of his ongoing lawsuit against pending federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, B...
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Arizona reports 3,074 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 3,074 new COVID-19 cases and 51 additional deaths from the disease.
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Taylor Tasler

COVID vaccine reimbursement issues causing problems for Arizona pharmacies

The federal government is fronting the money for anyone who wants to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but an Arizona pharmacy group said challenges with reimbursement are resulting in staffing shortages.
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COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster and now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says specific Moderna and Johnson & […]
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Tucson Mayor Regina Romero (Twitter Photo/@TucsonRomero) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (Facebook Phot...
Kevin Stone

Tucson mayor defiant after Gov. Ducey warns about vaccine mandate

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey warned Tucson that its new employee vaccine mandate was illegal, and Mayor Regina Romero responded by calling his COVID-19 management an “utter failure.”
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People get inoculated against the coronavirus in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. India h...
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Arizona reports 2,495 new COVID-19 cases, 49 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 2,495 new COVID-19 cases and 49 additional deaths from the disease.
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Torrence Dunham

Police group leader says Tucson vaccine mandate will increase staffing issues

Just over 50 Tucson police officers face getting a COVID-19 vaccine or a pink slip in December after the council voted Tuesday to fire unvaccinated city employees, a move a law enforcement association says would devastate services police provide.
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Torrence Dunham

Arizona health officials ready to distribute COVID-19 vaccines for kids when approved

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be authorized for children ages 5 to 11 in a matter of weeks and Arizona health officials stand at the ready to get shots in arms as quickly as possible.
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FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food and Drug Administration’s decisions mark a big step toward expanding […]
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2021, file photo a health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-...
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Arizona reports 1,991 new COVID-19 cases, 47 more deaths Wednesday

Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 1,991 new COVID-19 cases and 47 additional deaths from the disease.
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White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school youngsters in a matter of weeks. Federal […]
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US Homeland Security secretary tests positive for COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19 and is isolating at home, the agency said. The secretary has been fully vaccinated and is experiencing only “mild congestion,” DHS said in a statement. The agency said he will work from home under the protocols recommended by the U.S. Centers for […]
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Torrence Dunham

Tucson votes to terminate city employees who aren’t vaccinated against COVID by Dec. 1

The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to terminate city employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 1.
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US Labor Department warns Arizona, 2 other GOP states over COVID rules

The Biden administration threatened Tuesday to revoke the authority for Arizona and two other Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety enforcement because they have refused to adopt rules to protect health care workers from COVID-19.
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Arizona firefighter-paramedic dies of COVID-19 complications

Tyrone Bell, an Arizona firefighter/paramedic, died Monday from COVID-19 complications, the Verde Valley Fire District announced.
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FILE - This Dec. 23, 2020 file photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first roun...
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US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson […]
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A Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination center in Casablanca, Morocco, Monday, Oct. ...
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In report covering 3 days, Arizona adds 5,660 COVID-19 cases, 174 deaths

In a report covering three days’ worth of data, Arizona health officials on Tuesday added 5,660 cases and 174 deaths to the state’s COVID-19 totals.
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona’s top health official stresses COVID vaccines are still the ‘best protecting device’

The death of Colin Powell is putting a spotlight on breakthrough COVID-19 cases, which Arizona’s top health official said are extremely rare and added the vaccine is still the most effective way to fight off the virus.
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Arizona officials expect ‘unusually high’ COVID-19 death, case report Tuesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services didn’t add new cases or deaths to its COVID-19 dashboard Sunday or Monday because of a scheduled system update.
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Military leader Colin Powell, 84 dies of COVID-19 complications

Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications.
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Arizona doctor says recovery from COVID-19 can last weeks, months after infection for some

An Arizona doctor said about 30% of people who’ve had COVID-19 will experience symptoms that persist, relapse or recur for more than 30 days after they were infected.
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Arizona reports 2,482 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 2,482 new COVID-19 cases and nine additional deaths from the disease.
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