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Kern County residents 65 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine | News – Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield, California 2021-01-13 19:16:00 –

The Kern County Public Health Service announced on Wednesday that residents over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

This announcement was made in conjunction with a similar declaration from the California Public Health Service.

The state’s COVID-19 vaccine program remains prioritized based on the high-risk groups defined in several phases and the layers within those phases. The county’s public health department said Phase 1a health care workers and caregivers are a top priority for vaccination.

The county said it continues to work with state and local authorities to enable safe and expanded deployment of the vaccine.

Public health requires residents to practice healthy habits such as hand washing, physical distance, and face covering in public places.

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