February 10, 2022 | The COVID-19 vaccine is not approved for children younger than 5 yet, but one Valley pediatric practice is already signing parents up. Pleasant Pediatrics, which has six offices, says it is taking pre-bookings for kids between 6 months and 5 years old. Pleasant Pediatrics says it expects federal approval for Pfizer’s vaccine for that age group by Feb. 25.
US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES PILOT PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE COVID-19 VACCINATION AMONG MINERS IN KENTUCKY, ARIZONA
January 25, 2022 | The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new program designed to encourage and help America’s miners to get the COVID-19 protections that vaccinations offer.
January 25, 2022 |COVID-19 case numbers have spiked in Arizona and around the U.S. due to the highly contagious Omicron variant. But there’s now effective drugs and vaccines to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with epidemiologist Dr. Paul Keim about living with COVID-19 in the long term, and the lessons to be learned from another pandemic more than 100 years ago.
January 24, 2022 | As the state continues to endure record levels of new COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant, University of Arizona officials continued to press vaccinations and masking as a bulwark against continued spread.
January 24, 2022 | The largest network of hospitals in Arizona is struggling to staff its facilities as the Omicron variant has driven the highest surge in COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic. Banner Health expects case numbers to peak in February but is already “extremely busy” as the virus hits nurses and fills their ICUs.
January 21, 2022 | It was a brisk morning in Tempe. Nahmir Collier-Hack, 26, stepped out of his white Acura and walked through the doors of the private gym where most people know him as Naz. A personal trainer, Naz has been working at the gym for a little over a month.