COVID-19 Vaccine

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Arizona prison officials started offering COVID-19 vaccinations Friday to corrections officers at the Perryville prison in Goodyear, with other prisons to follow in the future.


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Arizona has set a new one-day record for daily deaths from COVID-19 as hospitalizations from the surge topped 5,000 for the first time.

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The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests among the Hopi Tribe is more than double Arizona’s statewide rate and higher than peak nationwide numbers seen last year. The positive test rate is a key indicator of the virus’ spread. Hopi officials attribute much of the current surge to the holiday season and travel, and say it could soon overwhelm the limited medical facilities on the reservation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with Hopi Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva about measures the tribe is taking to tamp down the spread.

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Coconino County officials say about 1,600 newly available appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations quickly filled up last Friday at the Fort Tuthill site.

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A state committee of public health experts has decided that Arizonans 75 and older should be among those prioritized in the second phase of distribution of vaccinations against COVID-19.