More than 200 million pounds of pesticides are used in California each year, and with 3 million of those pounds being used within a 7 mile radius of Shafter, pesticides remains at the top of the list of pollutants of greatest concern to Shafter residents.
The United Against COVID-19 Coalition held a vaccination clinic on Thursday from 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Kern Medical provided 500 vaccines, Pfzier and Johnson and Johnson, free of charge to anyone ages 12 and above.
As people continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19, residents still need to take precautions to protect themselves from contracting the virus.
Now people can use their phones to help slow the spread with an app called CA Notify.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved for children between the ages of 12 to 15 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month.
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.