Kern County residents 65 and older now eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination
Kern County Public Health Services Department
January 16, 2021
Earlier today, California Department of Public Health announced that individuals 65 or older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Effective immediately, all residents age 65 years and older are now able to be vaccinated in Kern County.
California's COVID-19 Vaccine Plan is prioritized based on high risk groups that are defined in several phases as well as tiers within those phases.
Those in Phase 1a, healthcare workers and long-term care residents, remain the highest priority to receive vaccines according to the state and are currently eligible for vaccination in Kern County.
Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are one of the most important interventions to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health is working with state and local partners to be transparent, careful, and above all, equitable in efforts to provide a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone who needs and requests vaccination.
Residents are urged to continue practicing healthy habits such as hand washing, physical distancing and wearing a face covering when in public.
For more information, visit our website at https://kernpublichealth.com/coronavirus-vaccine/ for current vaccination information and resources. Additionally, an interactive map is available identifying community providers who are currently offering vaccinations.