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Common Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of August 2021, nearly 63 percent of residents ages 12 and up are vaccinated in Pima County, and while that’s good compared to many parts of Arizona, health experts say we need to vaccinate between 75-80 percent of the population to neutralize this virus. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your campus community. 

COVID-19 tests and vaccines are free to consumers. End of story.

By | Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.

“We don’t attack those negative messages. We just have to profoundly overwhelm the senses with the positive messages — in addition to showing them the spot on your arm where you got the shot.”

Hospital technicians renew urgent call for Right to Repair medical equipment

By | Kevin O'Reilly
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

The COVID-19 pandemic still rages, but issues facing medical device repair go unresolved.

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips, COVID-19

Money for nothing: Paying the same car insurance while driving less during the pandemic

While COVID-19 is causing financial difficulties for tens of millions of Americans, auto insurers nationwide have made tens of billions of dollars in profit because consumers have driven significantly less during the pandemic.

Did your auto insurance company refund you enough for driving less this year?

By | Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

Gift cards are a popular holiday purchase, but be careful this year

Gift cards are among the most requested and most purchased holiday presents year after year. But 2020 might be the year to reconsider buying a card from just any company.

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