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.
COVID-19 is still affecting a lot of people around the world and the only way to stop the spread is to get vaccinated.
Since June 15, California has remained open, with many of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions being lifted. This has allowed for provisions such as mask requirements, social distancing requirements, and reduced building capacities to end in many businesses and public settings.
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.
As of Jan. 21, 2021, there have been a total of 17,197 COVID-19 cases in Kern.
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.
The Governor announced Thursday that California is expanding the drought emergency proclamation to include nine more counties, now covering 50 of the state’s 58 counties.
The Greenfield Family Resource Center is partnering with Golden Valley High School and Adventist Health to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations during the month of July.