Vanessa Villalvazo

Posts by Vanessa Villalvazo:

Free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics

January 20, 2022 / By

With 8,737 newly reported confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths in Kern County on January 18, the demand for COVID-19 is continuing at a high rate.

President Biden’s plan to disperse at home COVID-19 tests

January 14, 2022 / By

The Biden Administration announced Monday new details on how Americans can get free COVID-19 tests and also get reimbursed if they purchase their own over-the-counter home COVID-19 tests.

Child hospitalization increased due to COVID-19

January 10, 2022 / By

The number of young children being admitted into hospitals for COVID related reasons seems to be rising and are at the highest level according to data released on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kern County’s latest COVID-19 facts

January 5, 2022 / By

With the holidays being over, the next couple of weeks will be crucial to our health as the number of COVID and Omicron cases continue to rise.

Rising COVID-19 cases cause disruptions

December 31, 2021 / By

COVID cases continue to rise all around the world, as the Omicron variant continues to spread. 

“Why did you get vaccinated?”: Kern County residents speak up

December 14, 2021 / By

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends people to get vaccinated, wear a mask, and social distance in order to protect themselves and others.

Health officials continue to recommend vaccine as Omicron variant spreads

December 8, 2021 / By

The Omicron variant that is spreading is “almost certainly”  less severe than the virus’s Delta variant, but is highly transmissible, according to Dr.

COVID-19 Omicron variant case confirmed in United States

December 2, 2021 / By

The first confirmed United States case of Omicron was detected yesterday, December 1.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the variant was found in an individual who traveled from South Africa on November 22 and tested positive for COVID-19 seven days later on November 29.

Vaccines continue to be the best weapon against COVID-19

November 30, 2021 / By

After first being collected earlier this month in South Africa, the World Health Organization announced a new COVID-19 variant of concern on November 26.

Legendary McFarland runner Thomas Valles heading to NYC Marathon

November 15, 2021 / By

Thomas Valles is a McFarland legend who was at the forefront of the 1987 championship team and now coaches the girls cross country team at McFarland high school and will be participating in the 50th annual New York City Marathon.