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Fairgrounds vaccination site had successful week

Kern County Public Health Services Department

The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds had another round of appointments for the week of Feb. 8. To schedule for the next round of COVID-19 vaccine appointments at this location, call (661) 868-0165. 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. Currently, those in Phase 1A – healthcare workers, and those 65 years of age and older are eligible for vaccination.

The Fairgrounds site is opening services gradually as the vaccine remains extremely limited. The first phase is walk-up and by appointment-only, averaging 600 doses per day, which we are prepared to increase based upon vaccine allotment from the state.

For residents who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fairgrounds.

Approximately one week prior to when your second dose is due, you will receive a phone call from our team to schedule your visit at the phone number you provided when you scheduled your original appointment. If you did not receive a phone call, please call (661) 321-3000 one week prior to when your second dose is due to schedule your appointment. Bring your vaccination card to your second dose appointment. If you have misplaced your card, please call (661) 321-3000 prior to your scheduled second dose appointment to have a replacement card created.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.kernpublichealth.com/coronavirus-vaccine/ for current vaccination information and resources. Additionally, an interactive map is available identifying other community providers who are currently offering vaccinations.