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‘I’ve been waiting for this’: Fairgrounds distributes COVID-19 vaccines

Bakersfield, CA (KGET) — With a record number of Kern County residents infected with COVID-19, incoming vaccines provide a way to clear the pandemic. Since March, 1 in 10 people in Kern County has been infected with COVID-19. Today, the public health sector is working with the trade fair, one of Khan’s most sacred sites, to combat the pandemic.

“We expect up to 400 people to be vaccinated today,” said Michelle Corson, a spokesman for the Kern County Public Health Service.

Healthcare professionals, first-time responders, and members of the general public over the age of 65 are eligible for the vaccine. Some people say that arm jabs are a small cost of vaccination.

“I’ve been waiting for this for a year,” said Patricia Beard, a resident of Kern County who received the shot today. “We have eight great-grandchildren and three are toddlers. Now you don’t have to worry when visiting them.”

According to a Pew Research Center study, more than half of Americans want a coronavirus vaccine. Experts say that as more and more residents see others taking their shots, that number is increasing.

“My friend advised me to take a shot,” said Richard Nicholson, who was vaccinated today. “He took a shot of him and told me he was feeling good, so I decided to come in at his offer.”

According to Corson, there are no more plans for a soft launch this week, but the county will reach more residents in the coming weeks.

“We have the ultimate goal of expanding quickly to over 5,000 per day,” Corson said.

The Public Health Service says it will teach the public how to apply for the vaccine at the trade fair by the weekend. In the meantime, the Kern Public Health website has an interactive map of other vaccine providers. If you qualify, find the site closest to you and call that site to make a reservation.

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