What You Need to Know-Week of April 26th

The most important weekly updates for you to keep your community healthy




In this Update:

1. Urgent Updates: Transmission, Vaccine & Variant Information

2. Tips for Travel: Is it a good idea to travel?

3. All Things Vaccine: How to register for and book a vaccination appointment!




1. Urgent Updates: Transmission, Vaccine & Variant Information


Updated as of: 04-26-2021

Weekly case, death, and hospitalization counts: High, but slightly decreasing

In the past week, there has been an average of:
Cases per day614
Deaths per day15
Compared to two weeks ago:
Cases per dayDecreased by 3% ↘
Deaths per dayIncreased by 50% ↗
Hospitalizations per dayDecreased by 1%↘
For regularly updated case counts and additional COVID-19 information by county, visit the Arizona Department of Health’s data dashboard summary page.

Vaccine Information

In the past week, there has been an average of:
Number of peoplePercentage
Arizonans who are fully vaccinated1,989,11425%
Arizonans who have received at least one dose
(of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine)
2,770,82238.5%

4,589,516 total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Arizona

It is still important to take safety precautions even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit our previous update for more information.



2. Tips for Travel: Is it a good idea to travel?


Answer: avoid travelling, unless it is essential!

As we get closer to upcoming spring events, like graduations and weddings, you may be wondering whether it is safe to travel. Despite relaxed travel restrictions across the country, there is evidence of a potential fourth wave of COVID-19 cases. Further, the new variants are more transmissible from person to person and pose an increased risk for more severe disease, hospitalization, and death. 

  • If it has been longer than 2 weeks after you have received your final, or only, dose of the vaccine, you are able to travel more safely, but it is important to remember that there is still some risk of contracting COVID-19 even after vaccination. 
  • However, regardless of your vaccination status, if your travel is non-essential, it is still best to avoid travelling. Or you may consider driving instead of flying to your destination (especially if you are immunocompromised or plan on visiting someone who is immunocompromised).
    • Before visiting a different state, be sure to check to see if there are any travel restrictions, or if the COVID-19 case numbers are increasing.

Use the flowchart below to decide whether to travel and the best mode of transportation and use the tips for how to travel more safely!



3. All Things Vaccine: How to register for a vaccination appointment!



You’re probably hearing a lot about vaccine hesitancy, but a big contributor to the problem is access and convenience related to getting a vaccination appointment. If you are wondering how to register yourself or someone else for a vaccine appointment through the Arizona state system, keep reading! 

How to register for a vaccine appointment:

  1. Visit this link

If you already have an account:

  1. If you already have an account, click “Login”. 
  2. Start from step 13

If you do not have an account:

  1. If you do not have an account, click “Not a user? Create a new Account here”

5. Fill in your information, but don’t worry your information is kept safe on a highly secure platform.

6. Check your email for a message from “podvaccine-noreply@azdhs.gov

7. Click the link provided in the email to set up a password and complete your registration

8. The link will take you to a webpage that asks you to enter your email (see below)


9. Check your email again for another message from “podvaccine-noreply@azdhs.gov”. This email should contain a verification code. Copy the code and paste it into the “Secondary Verification code” box.

11. Create your password and click “Continue”


12. Click “Login” and provide your email and password (that you just created)

13. Click “Book Appointment”

14. Select who you are booking the appointment for (either yourself or a dependent/family member). Then click “Next” at the bottom right of the screen.


15. Select “COVID-19” for the vaccination program, then click “Next”

16. Fill out all personal and contact information for the person you are booking the appointment for and then click “Next”

17.  Answer the health insurance question and click “Next”

  • Note: you do not need health insurance to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. If you prefer not to include your health insurance information, select “No”. Otherwise, select “Yes” and fill out your information.

18. Answer the supplemental questions and click “Next”

19. Now you can schedule your appointment by selecting the “Event”, then “Date”, and finally “Time”. Then click “Next”

20. After selecting your appointment, fill out the consent form.





The next update will cover information about the new variants. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to COVID-19 in Arizona, please complete next week’s AZCOVIDTXT survey that you will receive via text in about a week.

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