Tucson, AZ Vaccines


St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Hospital hosting pop-up vaccine clinics

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Carondelet Health Network is hosting free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, Set. 23 and the next day at St. Mary’s Hospital. According to a news release from Carondelet, no appointments, insurance or identification is needed to get a vaccine. The...
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New study shows COVID vaccines protect against hospitalization

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) -A new study by the CDC is looking at how effective the COVID vaccines are at protecting people from hospitalization with the virus. It’s been said this pandemic is now one of the unvaccinated. A new report from the CDC shows vaccinated people are much less likely to be hospitalized with serious illness. This is something medical professionals in hospitals have been seeing for quite some time.

Tucson Reports High Employee Vaccination Rate Even As Mandate Faces Legal Challenges

Tucson is looking for other ways to encourage city employees to get immunized for COVID-19 while its vaccine mandate faces legal challenges. Tucson’s City Council and mayor in mid-August approved a plan that would require municipal workers to get vaccinated. Employees who did not comply would face a five-day suspension. Following Tucson's announcement, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order to block cities from mandating COVID-19 immunizations. Attorney General Mark Brnovich this month told Tucson leaders the city would lose millions in state funding if it carried out plans to penalize its unvaccinated workers.

Tucson continues pause on vaccine mandate, considers other incentives

The city of Tucson is continuing to pause enforcement of five-day suspensions for unvaccinated employees, but only tentatively. As the City Council keeps an eye on pending litigation challenging the law blocking it from enforcing its vaccine mandate, the body gave direction to City Manager Michael Ortega to look into implementing other COVID mitigating factors, such as weekly testing and masking requirements for unvaccinated employees, as well as incentives for those who are vaccinated.
Green Valley News and Sun

IN MY VIEW: Think about COVID, the vaccine and others

Try holding your breath for three minutes. It is exceedingly difficult. Now imagine that you can hardly breathe for hours and days at a time. The COVID virus can cause that terrible condition by invading the body, taking over cells and seriously affecting the lungs. It is also highly transmissible. That is measurable science. Yet there are those who deny COVID’s danger, that it is a hoax, or something created to control the masses and destroy our freedoms.

Brnovich Says Tucson Employee Vaccine Mandate Is Illegal

Brnovich's decision Tuesday gives Tucson 30 days to repeal the mandate or lose millions of dollars in state funding. Brnovich cites a state law approved this summer banning local governments from mandating vaccines for their employees, which doesn't take effect until later this month. He also cites an August executive order signed by Gov. Doug Ducey. A Pima County judge last month rejected a Tucson police union's challenge of the vaccine mandate. A spokesman for Tucson Mayor Regina Romero did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
US News and World Report

Attorney General: Tucson Employee Vaccine Mandate Is Illegal

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday that Tucson’s vaccine mandate for its employees is illegal, giving the city 30 days to repeal it or risk losing millions of dollars in state funding. Democratic-led Tucson has repeatedly clashed with the state's Republican leadership over the city's aggressive...

Tucson puts its vaccine mandate on pause

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The city of Tucson has put its vaccine mandate on hold after an opinion from the Arizona State Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Brnovich in the opinion said the mandate is illegal because it violates state law and an executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey prohibiting vaccine mandates.

Vaccine for younger children a hard wait for some Tucson families

After enduring 10 years of recurrent miscarriages, Crystal Beausejour cannot bring herself to risk the health of her now kindergarten-age daughter. “It’s really emotional for me,” she said of deciding against sending her unvaccinated daughter to school. “I cannot put this child at risk. I had to fight so hard to have her in the first place.”