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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 for current vaccination information and resources. Additionally, an interactive map is available identifying community providers who are currently offering vaccinations.


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