Clinica Sierra Vista has weekend COVID-19 vaccination events in Bakersfield, Fresno

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Clinica Sierra Vista is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event in Bakersfield on Saturday and another in Fresno on Sunday.

In a press release, the clinic said it had decided to hold the events following a report from the U.S. Department of Health that puts Kern County in seventh place in California for vaccine reluctance. Meanwhile, Fresno county health officials say less than 20% of the people in the central Fresno zip code are vaccinated. According to the press release, this is the lowest rate of any postcode in the central valley.

The Saturday event in Bakersfield takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Niles Community Health Center at 7800 Niles St., while the Fresno event takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elm Community Health Center at 2740 S Elm Ave.

Clinica Sierra Vista organizers say these events are being held in partnership with Kern’s Community Action Partnership, Kern County’s Black Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Latino’s COVID-19 Task Force, United Farmworkers Foundation, Circle of Life Development Foundation, #MLKcommUNITY, Upside Productions and Girl Trek.

Click here to pre-register for the Bakersfield event. Click here to pre-register for the Fresno event.

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