A free COVID-19 pop-up vaccine clinic will be held in Frazier Park on Sunday, Kern County Public Health Services announced.
As vaccinations have begun to spread across Kern County, those receiving the vaccines have skewed older and whiter than the county’s population metrics.
On Monday, local farm workers became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but advocates say Kern County lacks the infrastructure to effectively reach the hard-hit population.
Coronavirus cases in Kern County have steadily decreased since a high in mid-December, putting the county on track to reopen parts of the economy.
Kern County and the Central Valley will be receiving larger portions of the COVID-19 vaccine on an ongoing basis, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced during a stop in Arvin on Monday.
Appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the county's Kern County Fairgrounds clinic can be made starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The number to call is 868-0165.
Dignity Health announced a historic donation on Wednesday to its $300 million expansion of Mercy Southwest hospital, which is the only acute care hospital serving the area west of Highway 99 in Bakersfield.
Kern County is partnering with Adventist Health Tehachapi to establish a mobile coronavirus vaccination unit initially targeting rural areas of eastern Kern.
As vaccination efforts continue in Kern County, public health officials say low supply of the vaccine is the main issue standing in the way of getting more shots administered.
The lights are now off at 900 Niles St. You sense a sadness to the structure that once was an unofficial community center of pride, joy and hope for so many.
Kern County Public Health on Friday provided its first update in four months about county residents who have died from COVID-19, and while the data holds no major surprises it does show that men and people over age 65 have borne the brunt of the virus locally.
Starting Monday, anyone entering a Kern County Superior Court facility will be required to wear a properly fitted face mask, according to a news release issued Friday.
The COVID-19 vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds is taking appointments for this week, the county public health department announced Monday morning.
Confusion about the COVID-19 vaccine isn't just limited to those trying to figure out where and how to get the injection but extends to critical information such as how much has been allotted to each county and how many of those doses have made their way into people's arms.
Kern County’s mass vaccination effort at the fairgrounds is expected to cost $5 million as officials plan to use hundreds of employees to soon inoculate up to 5,000 people a day against COVID-19.
Appointments can now be made to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the county's clinic at the Kern County Fairgrounds for health care workers and people 65 and older.
Kern County returned to the purple tier of the state's reopening plan on Monday after state officials lifted a stay-at-home order, which means local barbershops and hair and nail salons can reopen, and restaurants can resume outdoor dining.
As Kern County continues to struggle with high numbers of coronavirus patients in local hospitals, one city has taken enforcement efforts a step further than its neighbors.
Kern County Superior Court employees from two separate labor unions continue to be wary of further staff reductions and furloughs come the new fiscal year. And court management should butt out of employees use of social media postings, they say. More on that in a little bit.
New daily cases of COVID-19 in Kern County have dipped and so have hospitalizations for those with the virus, but hospitals are still being clobbered by record-high patient levels.
Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost.
Contact tracers are working at the Kern County Fairgrounds as Kern County Public Health Services ramps up to offer COVID019 vaccines at the site.
A Bakersfield family who lost four loved ones in one week, all of whom had recently battled COVID-19, is raising money to cover their funeral expenses as it tries to come to terms with the scale of its loss.
As more and more Kern County residents become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, the number of distribution sites has expanded.
A public vaccination clinic will open at the Kern County Fairgrounds next week and will ramp up efforts in the coming weeks to eventually vaccinate 5,000 people a day, according to the county's top public health official.
Local hospital officials put out an urgent call Wednesday for blood plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in order to treat patients hospitalized with serious illness from the virus.