UPDATE: Appointments filled for this week’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kern County Fairgrounds


UPDATE (2/2): Appointments are filled for this week’s vaccination clinic at the Kern County Fairgrounds, according to Kern County Public Health.

(2/1): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds is now accepting appointments for this Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Kern County Public Health said only healthcare workers and those 65 years of age and older are currently eligible for vaccination based on the state’s vaccine plan. To schedule an appointment, call 661-868-0165. 

KCPH said residents who have already received their first dose of the vaccine at the fairgrounds will receive a phone call about a week prior to when their second dose is due to schedule an appointment.

Phone calls will begin this week for those who received their first dose during the week that started Jan. 18, the department said.

KCPH said the mass vaccination site is opening services gradually, as doses remain extremely limited. The first phase is walk-up and by appointment only, with the site averaging 500 doses per day.

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