The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded the eligibility criteria for coronavirus vaccine booster shots.
Kern County Public Health Services is relaunching a smaller mass vaccination site at the fairgrounds in anticipation of booster shots and vaccines for children driving increased demand.
Kern County Public Health reported Tuesday that 50 percent of eligible Kern County residents have been vaccinated.
A total of 185 coronavirus cases have been removed from the Kern County Public Health Services Department’s count after a state update revealed duplicates in the system.
Kern County Public Health reported 1,911 new coronavirus cases and three new deaths on Tuesday in an update that accounted for all data that came in over the Labor Day weekend.
The third wave of coronavirus infections reached a grim milestone in Kern County on Friday: For the first time, the number of people hospitalized in the county was greater than at any point during the first COVID-19 surge last summer.
Darlene Diaz, a Delano woman whose family urged vaccinations after seven members were sickened with coronavirus, died in the hospital Sunday.
Like many across Kern County, the question of the coronavirus vaccine split the Lopez family in half. The six sisters, all of whom grew up in Delano but are now spread across Kern County, quickly fell into two camps. Some advocated for the vaccine, while others resisted.
A significant increase in COVID 911 calls is stretching Kern County’s ambulance services thin. To address growing ambulance shortages, Kern County Public Health Services is preparing to limit the calls to which emergency medical personnel respond.
Certain immunocompromised Kern County residents should now seek out a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.
The spread of coronavirus within Kern County jumped significantly over the previous week, the Kern County Department of Public Health Services reported Tuesday.