COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22, 2020. Review the latest numbers here.
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Vaccine appointments readily available; WestWorld accepting walk-ins. Yesterday, nearly 60,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments of 74,000 that opened Friday were still available at three state sites, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Those looking to get vaccinated in Scottsdale can do so at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. This large-scale vaccination distribution site is open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through June 30. The site offers 3,000-4,000 daily appointments to the public. The site accepts walk-ins.
Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ urged those who haven't received their first dose to schedule an appointment at azdhs.gov/FindVaccine or walk-in at the WestWorld location. “COVID-19 vaccines are safe, highly effective, free, and available — often on the same day — at state vaccination sites serving the most-populous areas of the state,” Christ said in a written statement. “We need more Arizonans to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, and the community.”
CDC updates mask guidelines for vaccinated people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled updated guidelines today detailing activities that vaccinated people can safely resume, including attending small outdoor gatherings without the need to wear a mask. The new “interim public health recommendations” detail a variety of situations in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask, but urged the continued use of masks in most indoor settings and in crowded outdoor settings.
The CDC and FDA have lifted the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Of the nearly seven million J&J doses administered so far in the United States, a small number of cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot have been reported in people after receiving this vaccine. Most of those cases were in women younger than 50. At this time there is no verified link between the development of blood clots and the J&J vaccine. All individuals 18 and older are eligible to receive the J&J vaccine, but there will be new advisories for women younger than 50 to consider when deciding which vaccine to get.
Learn about the different ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines. You read labels to see what’s in your food. It makes sense that you might want to know what ingredients are in COVID-19 vaccines. Public health agencies have posted that information publicly for all three vaccines authorized for emergency use. Get details:
Get more vaccine facts and information.
Back to the basics: How vaccines work. COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get sick with COVID-19. They are highly effective at preventing serious illness. Learn more.
The city’s COVID-19 page contains information about the city’s emergency orders, facilities and operations. Learn more here.