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Arizona's first known case of omicron detected in Yavapai County

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
AP, file
Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Arizona health officials say they’ve confirmed the state’s first known case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Yavapai County.

They didn’t release specific details about the infection. Department of Health Services interim Director Don Harrington says much is unknown about omicron, but he continues to urge people to get vaccinated and says the shots have been highly effective at preventing serious illness with previous strains.

All people 5 years and older are eligible for COVID vaccines, and booster doses are recommended for all those over 18.

Information on vaccination providers is on the Department of Health Services website.