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COVID-19

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. Among American adults who have not

State

Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order To Protect Access To Arizona Public Universities

Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order protecting access to Arizona’s public universities and community colleges for all students. Under the Executive Order, students cannot be mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine or submit COVID-19 vaccination documents. Students also cannot be mandated to be tested or wear masks in order to participate in learning.

COVID-19

Vaccination rates drop, but officials still hopeful state can hit goal

COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goal of vaccinating 70% of Arizonans by July 4. To do that, the state is shifting its efforts from mass-vaccination sites to more community out-reach efforts and continuing to expand

COVID-19

Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million

Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million. Visitors cheered and screamed with delight as the Southern California theme park swung open its gates for the first time

COVID-19

US to resume J&J COVID vaccinations despite rare clot risk

U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on COVID-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot on Friday, after scientific advisers decided its benefits outweigh a rare risk of blood clot. The government uncovered 15 vaccine recipients who developed a highly unusual kind of blood clot out of nearly 8 million people given the J&J

COVID-19

Half of Arizonans believe ‘immunity passports’ should be issued as proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, reveals survey

Half think immunity passports should state which company’s vaccine people received. 42% say they would be concerned about privacy and data sharing. It’s a question of social fairness that has grown increasingly pertinent for public health officials as more and more Americans receive their initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – should vaccinated people, or

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