Learn Where to Find Vaccines/Boosters in Arizona and Register- Read Here!
On November 19th, 2021, the FDA authorized booster shots for any adult. This shift now means all adults who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccines at least six months ago are now eligible for a third dose. You can read more, here. The Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11, in addition to ages 12+. The CDC provides more information, here.
To find vaccines/boosters in Arizona, visit the Arizona Department of Health website and utilize their map tool. You can find available locations and register to receive your vaccine. Click below.
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With so much information available today, we want to share important news regarding your health and wellness in a simple, snapshot format. Here is the latest:
CDC recommends additional booster for certain groups
On March 29th, 2022, the CDC released the following statement regarding boosters: “Certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago [are now] eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19.” For more information, click here.
CDC updates masking guidelines
On March 4th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their masking guidelines. Relying on designations of low, medium, and high transmission for counties nationwide, the CDC shared that most people in areas with low or medium community levels can drop their masks indoors. People in high community levels should still wear a mask in public indoor settings, according to the guidance. The agency noted that people who are at higher risk for Covid — or those who live with people who are at risk — may still want to take extra precautions, including wearing masks, regardless of their own community status .Masks will still be required on interstate transportation systems, such as airplanes, buses and trains, and at airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
For more information, you can read the CDC update, here.
Order your free Covid-19 tests online
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free, and the request for the tests does not require submitting any credit card info- only your name and address. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. If you need a test now, please find testing sites in Pima County, here. If you do use an at-home test and have questions or concerns, please follow up with your provider.
Pima County reinstates mask mandate in public spaces
On December 21st, 2021, The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to require everyone in the County to wear a face covering in indoor public settings when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. You can read more, here.
CDC expands booster rollout and approves mixing brands
Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday, 10/21/21. The Associated Press reports, “There still are restrictions on who qualifies and when for a booster. Starting six months past their last Pfizer or Moderna vaccination, people are urged to get a booster if they’re 65 or older, nursing home residents, or at least 50 and at increased risk of severe disease because of health problems. Boosters also were allowed, but not urged, for adults of any age at increased risk of infection because of health problems or their jobs or living conditions. That includes health care workers, teachers and people in jails or homeless shelters.” You can read the full report, here.
FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot for certain groups
On September 22nd, the FDA amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in:
- individuals 65 years of age and older;
- individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19; and
- individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19.
According to the CDC, people that work in the following occupations are eligible for a booster shot (the CDC says the list may be updated):
- First responders, including health care workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff
- Teachers and support staff, including school administrators
- Day-care workers
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
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COVID-19 may be a part of our lives for a while. That’s why it’s more imperative than ever to maintain our health or we will all become more susceptible. Ignoring your care now could make it harder to deal with not just this crisis, but other underlying medical issues.
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