Vanessa Villalvazo

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The Bivalent COVID-19 booster will be available to children as young as five next month

September 23, 2022 / By
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children as young as five years old will soon be authorized to get the updated COVID-19 booster vaccine beginning in the middle of October.

Local mental health advocate is trying to make changes in her community

September 19, 2022 / By
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Jocelyn Myrna Frias Molina is a mental health advocate who helps out her community in any way she can by being part of an organization that advocates for change.

Health officials urge people to get their flu shots and booster vaccines

September 13, 2022 / By

Health officials are urging people to get their flu shot and the booster vaccine before fall and winter.

California lawmakers approve 3200ft setbacks for new and existing wells

September 6, 2022 / By and
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On August 31, Senate Bill (SB) 1137, a bill that will prevent new permits for oil and gas drilling within a 3,200-feet comprehensive health and safety zone, was voted 25-10 by Senators to advance to the Governor’s desk. 

Updated Moderna and Pfizer boosters get approval from CDC and FDA

September 2, 2022 / By
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The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Rochelle Walensky, signed off on updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters from Pfizer and Moderna.

How food insecurity has been affecting Kern County

August 30, 2022 / By , and
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“Food insecurity is classified by Feeding America as someone who has not been able to decide when the next meal is coming for a certain period of time.

Free COVID-19 home testing kits set to set to stop due to lack of funding

August 29, 2022 / By
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The United States government is ending its free at-home COVID-19 testing kits in September due to the lack of funding.

Pfizer requests FDA authorization for updated COVID-19 booster shots that target the BA.4 and BA.5 variants

August 23, 2022 / By
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Pfizer recently asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize their newly updated COVID-19 booster shots for people aged 12 and older.

McFarland High unveils new building for classes

August 19, 2022 / By
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McFarland Unified School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to showcase the new two-story classroom building.

District Board President Jim Beltran said he was excited for the opening of this new two-story classroom building to be utilized by the students and staff.

CDC updates COVID guidelines, individuals no longer need to quarantine after exposure

August 15, 2022 / By
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the updated COVID-19 guidelines.

Individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated or vaccinated at all no longer need to quarantine themselves if they come in close contact with someone who has been infected with COVID-19.