The State announced Tuesday that Kern County remains in the Orange Tier for the eighth week in a row.
Although 36 percent of Kern’s eligible population has become vaccinated, some of Kern County’s cities in outlying areas prove to have the lowest vaccination rates in the County.
Since COVID-19 vaccines became available to Kern County adolescents nearly two weeks ago, 7 percent of Kern’s adolescents have become vaccinated, health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
Since COVID-19 vaccines first became available to Kern County residents five months ago, only a quarter of Kern’s population has been fully vaccinated.
The State announced Tuesday that Kern County remains in the Orange Tier (Tier 3) of the COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy for the sixth week in a row.
Effective immediately, all individuals 12 years old and older are eligible for vaccination in Kern County, Kern Public Health announced Thursday morning.