COVID-19 cases in Arizona and the newest vaccine
All ASU students, employees and visitors are encouraged to receive the latest COVID-19 vaccination to minimize the spread of the disease this summer and fall. Reported COVID-19 cases in Arizona are between 1,200 and 1,500 per week, with about 200 hospitalizations and 25 deaths every seven days. Arizona is higher than the national average by 1.5 to 2 times in terms of mortality and hospitalizations. Additional COVID-19 tracking data is available through the New York Times.
On June 15, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory group recommended switching to a single-strain vaccine containing the omicron XBB subvariant for immunization in the fall. Once the newest vaccine is available, ASU Employee Health will be scheduling several COVID-19 pop-up clinics at each campus. Interested students can obtain the latest COVID-19 vaccine at ASU Health Services or through their local health care provider.
On April 19, 2023, CDC’s new recommendations allow an additional dose of the updated vaccine for adults age 65 years and older, and additional doses for people who are immunocompromised.
Employees may receive their COVID-19 vaccine free of charge at ASU Employee Health, 1492 S. Mill Ave., Suite 105, in the administration building near Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, or through their local health care provider. Click here to schedule your appointment at an Arizona on-campus location.
For individuals in Bermuda; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Lake Havasu and other ASU locations, please contact your local health care provider for guidance.
According to testing by Arizona State University, the XBB.1.5 variant remains dominant in Arizona. The ASU team, led by Efrim Lim, provides the fastest results to the state and processes approximately one-third of the tests in Arizona.
Posted: 4 p.m. July 17, 2023.