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Pediatricians accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids 5 to 11

By: - October 26, 2021

PHOENIX – Pediatricians across the Valley are offering advance appointment scheduling for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are expected to approve the vaccine, which currently is available to those 12 or older, as early as next week. The […]

Ban on school mask mandates violates Constitution’s ‘single-subject’ rule, opponents argue

By: - September 14, 2021

PHOENIX – A coalition of educators and parents is asking a judge to scrap the Legislature’s ban on school mask mandates before it takes effect on Sept. 29. Maricopa County Judge Katherine Cooper heard arguments from both sides in a hearing Monday afternoon to consider the constitutionality of the mask mandate ban. If the lawsuit […]

Maricopa County health care workers ask for school mask mandate as COVID pediatric cases rise

By: - September 2, 2021

PHOENIX – Physicians, health care workers and public health professionals in Maricopa County this week urged the county Board of Supervisors to enact a universal mask mandate for K-12 schools as the number of kids hospitalized for COVID-19 continues to rise at an “alarming” rate. More than 1,000 health care workers signed a letter asking […]