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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Maricopa County Prioritizes Limited Supply of Monkeypox Vaccine for High-Risk Individuals

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PHOENIX (August 5, 2022)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has received limited, additional doses of monkeypox vaccine from the federal government. MCDPH is prioritizing vaccinating those who are at highest risk of exposure to ...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 26, 2022

MCDPH Launches Interactive Dashboard Highlighting COVID-19 Stories from County Residents

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  • The Voices of Maricopa County Dashboard illustrates the impact of the pandemic on community health by combining population data with the lived experiences of Maricopa County residents 
  • Data comes from 14,380 multiple-choice survey responses, inclu...
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Public Health
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Maricopa County Prioritizes Limited Supply of Monkeypox Vaccine for Exposed Persons

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PHOENIX (July 9, 2022)—With four additional monkeypox cases identified this week, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) continues to administer its limited supply of monkeypox vaccine to those with known or suspected expos...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Maricopa County Public Health Awards Community Groups Nearly $6M to Address Health Disparities

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PHOENIX (July 5, 2022)—The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted many health disparities across the globe, and Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is supporting organizations who can address disparities that are occurring right here in M...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 10, 2022

COVID-19 and Flu Spread Widely in Maricopa County

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Maricopa County is now in the “medium” community level of spread according to CDC, with a rolling average of over 1,200 new cases reported per day. At the same time, flu is widespread, well past the typical mid-winter peak and with sig...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Maricopa County Announces First Probable Monkeypox Case

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Update: As of 6/9/2022, this case has been confirmed monkeypox by CDC and is no longer considered probable/presumptive positive. 

Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) have identified ...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 12, 2022

County Program Provides Health Care and Other Support to Pregnant Moms Facing Substance Use Disorder

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  • Maricopa SHIFT provides healthcare and other support to pregnant women with substance use disorders to improve health outcomes for parents, babies, and families
  • Individuals can reach out for support directly; healthcare providers can also connect patients ...
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Public Health
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Maricopa County Public Health’s Medical Reserve Corps Wins Multiple Awards

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This week is National Volunteer Week, and Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s (MCDPH) volunteer team is celebrating receiving three national awards for their volunteer service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Opens More Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Across the Valley

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In response to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing, Maricopa County has opened multiple community testing sites across the Valley in February including a new location at Ak-Chin Pavilion in partnership with City of Phoenix and staffed with resources th...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Opens More Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Across the Valley

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PHOENIX (February 2, 2022)—In response to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing, Maricopa County has opened multiple community testing sites across the Valley in February including a new location at Ak-Chin Pavilion in partnership with City of Phoenix an...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Opens More Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Across the Valley

Free COVID-19 Testing

In response to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing, Maricopa County has opened multiple community testing sites across the Valley in February including a new location at Ak-Chin Pavilion in partnership with City of Phoenix and staffed with resources th...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Public Health Launches Two Media Campaigns Promoting High-Impact HIV Prevention and Care

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched two bilingual media campaigns promoting HIV treatment as a powerful method of HIV prevention. 

When a person with HIV takes their medications as prescribed, they can keep the amount ...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Six Cases of Omicron Variant Detected in Maricopa County

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health has identified the County’s first COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) in six individuals.

Three separate clusters of cases were identified and include adults ranging in age from late teens to...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Six Cases of Omicron Variant Detected in Maricopa County

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health has identified the County’s first COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) in six individuals.

Three separate clusters of cases were identified and include adults ranging in age from late teens to...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 3, 2021

CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11

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Yesterday, the CDC approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11. This announcement comes after the US Food and Drug Administration issued its emergency use authorization on October 29 and is the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in ...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 3, 2021

CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 1:30pm-3:00pm on Wednesday, November 3. Call to schedule.Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

PHOENIX (November 3, 2021) - Yesterday, the CDC approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vac...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season

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The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 36 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. In 2020, Maricopa County had three West Nile virus human cases...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Maricopa County Reports First Heat Death of 2021

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The first heat death of 2021 in Maricopa County has been confirmed in a male older adult. This comes as Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) releases the 2020 heat report, with a record high of 323 heat-related deaths in 2020. This is 62% h...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

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PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates