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PHOTO GALLERY: COVID-19 vaccines come to Kern County

Hospitals in Kern County received their first shipments of COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday. Adventist Health, Kern Medical Dignity Health and Heart Hospital all confirmed Thursday morning that the long-awaited arrival of the vaccines has happened. Earlier this week, the Kern County Public Health Services Department announced that 5,850 doses of Pfizer were expected to arrive in Kern on Thursday or Friday. The county said that more doses of vaccine are expected to arrive “in the coming weeks” and that those shots will continue going to hospitals’ most critical staff.