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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.