COVID-19

Wasco City Council approves COVID-19 vaccine incentive program

June 13, 2022 / By

In order to boost vaccination rates in the city, the Wasco City Council has implemented an incentive plan that will allow those getting vaccinated to receive a $50 gift card for doing so. 

Moderna’s booster vaccine has proven to show a stronger immune response against the Omicron variant

June 10, 2022 / By

Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna, said he anticipates more durable protection against variants of concern with mRNA-1273.214, making it the lead candidate for a Fall 2022 booster.

“Keepin’ it real — keepin’ you safe!”: local organizations to host town hall meeting about the COVID-19 vaccine

June 10, 2022 / By

This evening, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF), Building Healthy Communities Kern (BHC Kern), All of Us or None (AOUON), and the California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be leading a town hall meeting where they were facilitate a conversation with local health experts and community leaders on facts and myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and it’s impact on communities. 

Academic counselor talks about how COVID-19 affected students

June 9, 2022 / By
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At Almond Tree Middle School, Marisela Pruneda isn’t just the academic counselor, she also helps and supports students with social emotions; she said the one piece of advice she likes to give to students is that it’s never too late and it’s very important to utilize all of the resources available. 

Vaccines for children five and under may be available June 21, 2022

June 2, 2022 / By
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Vaccines for children five and under could become available as early as June 21, 2022.

“We’ve been working very closely with states with local health departments, with pediatricians, family physicians, other health care providers and pharmacies to get ready,” said Dr.

FDA authorizes Pfizer boosters for children ages five to 11

May 19, 2022 / By
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Children who have received two doses of the vaccine are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 booster at least five months after their second shot; as of now, this is the only vaccine available to children ages five to 11.