Bakersfield College was the first in Kern County to host a drive-through mass vaccination clinic on March 21.
The transit was organized by the Student Health and Wellness Center at Bakersfield College, the Central Labor Council and the Latino COVID Task Force, and the Centric Foundation.
Johnson and Johnson’s vaccines were given to over 885 eligible individuals who signed up to receive the vaccine and who met Kern County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule.
“We had the max people register of a thousand, but unfortunately people don’t show up or cancel at the last minute so we can walk-ins,” said Nicky Damania, director of student life at BC.
Damania said the BC drive-through vaccination clinic had around 80 volunteers in total.
“Thank you so much for a great day at Bakersfield College today. BC Nursing Students volunteered to vaccinate hundreds of workers and residents across Kern County. We are very grateful for the assignment by Governor Newsom and the Central Labor Council to work with BC on this initiative. I am very happy that today was a success and look forward to more vaccination clinics on campus, ”said Damania.