Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine

  • Single-dose vaccine prevented hospitalization and death across all study participants, 28 days after vaccination
  • Vaccine shown to be effective against severe/critical COVID-19 disease as early as seven days after vaccination, with efficacy continuing to increase eight weeks post-vaccination
  • Vaccine also shown to be consistently effective against symptomatic infection, including in South Africa and Brazil where there was a high prevalence of rapidly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants

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Vaccine Navigators Available to Assist Medicaid Members with Appointment and Transportation Scheduling 

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), in partnership with Crisis Response Network, announces a new COVID-19 appointment and transportation navigation program for Medicaid members. Now, Medicaid members who need assistance scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, as well as transportation to and from that appointment, can call 1-844-542-8201, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.Continue reading

Indoor Drive-Thru Vaccination Site Opens at Dexcom in Mesa

“At Dexcom, our mission is to help improve the health of others, so when asked if we could provide our facility for an indoor mass-vaccination site, we didn’t hesitate,” said Jim Kasselmann, senior director of manufacturing in Mesa for Dexcom. “We are proud to manufacture our products in Mesa, and anytime we can help our local community, that is what we will do.”Continue reading

AZBio Health Innovation Spotlight Public Information Campaign Kicks Off with Vaccine Information

The Sonoran Living Health Innovation Spotlight Public Information Campaign is designed to tackle one of our bioscience industry’s greatest challenges, the “Who Knew” Effect.

Arizona life science innovators are working to discover, develop, and deliver life saving and life changing innovations.

In 2021, AZBio is pleased to partner with ABC15 and CW61 to share quick Sonoran Living Health Innovation Spotlights during the morning and evening news hours along with longer segments on Sonoran Living periodically during 2021 to help our community learn more about the work of Arizona’s healthcare innovators. Each segment touches on a public health challenge or opportunity and spotlights an Arizona life science company’s work to create a solution.

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Investigational AstraZeneca vaccine prevents COVID-19

Results from a large clinical trial in the United States and South America indicate that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, AZD1222, is well-tolerated and protects against symptomatic COVID-19 disease, including severe disease or hospitalization. The independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) overseeing the trial identified no safety concerns related to the vaccine. The United Kingdom-based global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca developed the vaccine and led the trial as regulatory sponsor.Continue reading