influenza

Public Health

Sonora Quest Laboratories Offers Respiratory 3-with-1 Combination Testing for COVID-19, RSV, and Influenza

 Sonora Quest Laboratories, Arizona’s leading diagnostic laboratory, announced the launch of its qualitative, multi-target, molecular diagnostics testing that uses only one patient sample to aid in the detection of COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. This 3-with-1 respiratory virus combination testing is available with a health care provider’s order. COVID-19, RSV, and the flu

State

State pushes flu vaccinations to avert flu-and-COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’

Just over two in five Arizona adults got a flu shot last year, a number state officials are desperate to improve on before the onset of both influenza and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this fall. State officials late last month announced plans to increase Medicaid funding for flu shots, let some pharmacists administer the shots

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Issues Enhanced Surveillance Advisory To Track The Impact Of COVID-19 And Influenza On Health Care Capacity

As Arizona prepares for influenza season amid COVID-19, Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order extending the Enhanced Surveillance Advisory for COVID-19 and adding new influenza reporting requirements for health care facilities. Arizona’s Enhanced Surveillance Advisory, established by Executive Order 2020-13 in March, required hospitals, testing laboratories and other health care facilities to report

State

Governor Ducey And Health Leaders Urge Arizonans To Get Flu Shot

As Arizona continues efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, state health agencies and the Governor’s Office are partnering with health care providers and businesses to prepare for the upcoming flu season. Governor Doug Ducey today was joined by leaders representing hospitals, pharmacies, doctors, nurses, public health, universities and more to announce a plan of