/ Modified dec 29, 2020 10:50 a.m.

People 75 and older get higher Arizona vaccination priority

More than half a million Arizonans qualify

Vaccinations Pediatricians are concerned that most Arizona children have missed routine vaccinations.
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Arizona has decided to include people 75 and older in the second phase of distribution of vaccinations against COVID-19. That's about 534,000 residents.

State officials announced the decision Tuesday, saying people 75 or older are more likely to experience severe COVID-19 complications and be hospitalized and that the decision to prioritize those people is aligned with updated federal recommendations.

Arizona on Tuesday reported 2,799 additional known coronavirus cases and a near-record 171 deaths. Most of those deaths were a result of a series of periodic reviews of past death certificates.

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