Faculty, staff, and students attending a California State University—the largest system of four-year higher education in the country— in the fall will be required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to access campuses.
Youth across Kern County have decided to come vaccinated against COVID-19, and some are speaking up about why they decided to receive the vaccine.
Since June 15, California has remained open, with many of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions being lifted.
Kern County Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday that 99.4 percent of Kern’s COVID-19 cases since January are among residents who are unvaccinated.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed off on his California Comeback Plan on Monday—a $100 billion plan that is being called the “biggest economic recovery package in California’s history.”
Recent studies are showing that the immune response from the COVID-19 vaccine is still effective against the variants; however, variants are spreading “rapidly” amongst unvaccinated people, health officials say.