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Back to School Vaccination Clinic opens at Kern County Fairgrounds

Kern County Public Health Services

Are you and your family ready for school? Make sure childhood vaccinations are at the top of your checklist! Kern County Public Health Services is offering convenient, low-cost back to school vaccinations at the Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 P Street in Bakersfield. Appointments are preferred and prioritized and can be made by calling (661) 321-3000.

“We enjoy helping local families prepare for back to school each year by providing our annual vaccination clinic,” says Brynn Carrigan, Director of Kern County Public Health Services. “This is an exciting time for families and getting your children up to date on vaccinations is not only required for school, but ensures they are safe and protected against numerous diseases.”

Vaccination clinic dates and times:

• Aug. 16 – 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon

Please brings your child’s shot record and a parent or guardian must be present. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, CHDP, Medi-Cal, Kern Family Health Care, Health Net and most private insurances. Masks are required and please only bring the child who is being vaccinated.

Learn more about required vaccinations for school at the Shots for School website: www.shotsforschool.org/.