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As COVID shots for kids 5-11 roll out, pediatricians & pharmacies begin scheduling appointments

As pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine began arriving in Pima County for children 5-11, doctors and pharmacies began scheduling appointments for this weekend after the CDC green-lighted the vaccine. ... Read more»

Pima County begins delivering Pfizer COVID boosters, but cutting back on testing

Pfizer COVID boosters are becoming available in Pima County as local pharmacies and the County Health Department have been delivering them over the past week. New testing restrictions are in place, however, to allow vaccinators to focus more on delivering vaccines and boosters than tests. ... Read more»

What Arizonans need to know about getting a COVID-19 booster

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain at-risk populations who received the Pfizer vaccine, which means a large group of Arizonans should be getting ready for another dose very soon. ... Read more»

Substitute pharmacists warn co-workers: We'll probably bring coronavirus to you

With regular employees out sick, CVS and Walgreens rely on traveling workers to fill in at short notice. But when these floaters show up at a store, they often aren’t told if anyone there has tested positive.... Read more»

10 CVS drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites opening Friday

CVS Health announced it will open 10 COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Arizona Friday, as part of the company’s second phase of efforts to help slow the spread of the virus. ... Read more»

Few consequences for repeat violators of health privacy law

Regulators have logged dozens, even hundreds, of complaints against some health providers for violating federal patient privacy law. Warnings are doled out privately, but sanctions are imposed only rarely. Companies say they take privacy seriously. ... Read more»