An increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is prompting concern across California communities as threats of three coinciding epidemics — a “tripledemic” — are looming ahead of the upcoming holiday season.
The Kern County Library and Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services with Drug Free Kern are providing free kits with the life saving drug Naloxone for anyone who requests it in hopes to combat the opioid crisis.
Health officials predict a COVID-19 wave to hit in mid to late October and will rise in January.
Now that flu season is officially here, the Kern County Public Health Services Department is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu vaccine.
Although suicide awareness month is now over, conversations surrounding mental health and suicide awareness have been prominent all year.