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City of Page offers COVID-19 testing, vaccination clinic Thursday, July 21

AP, file

A COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinic is scheduled Thursday, July 21, in Page. Coconino County Health officials say testing is via nose swabbing and is offered on a walk-in basis – no appointment necessary.

The clinic is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at CCC’s Page campus, 475 South Lake Powell Blvd.

Two more testing and vaccination clinics are scheduled at the same site, Thursday, August 4, and Thursday, August 18, 2022.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week report high levels of COVID-19 transmission throughout most of Arizona, including all counties in the northern half of the state.

The CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public places due to the high community levels.

Community levels are calculated from new cases, new hospital admissions, and the percent of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. Cases have been steadily rising since April.

The Arizona Department of Health Services says a subvariant of Omicron accounts for a growing share of cases in Arizona. It may be more effective at eluding immune protection offered by vaccination or previous illness. Vaccines are still effective at reducing the risk of serious illness.

Recent statewide data show unvaccinated people are eight times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, and more than twenty times as likely to die of the disease.

COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized for everyone over the age of 6 months.

See community levels in all counties: