For Immediate Release
Lake Isabella, California January 7, 2021 – Kern Valley Hospital has been designated by Kern County Public Health as a community vaccination partner. We are currently in phase 1a –tier 1 of the county designated schedule. The county has just released permission to begin with phase 1a – tier 2. As soon as our tier 2 shipment arrives, we will begin accepting appointments.
Kern Valley Hospital understands the frustration and anxiety our community is having in regards to receiving a vaccination as soon as possible. We are currently formulating our plans on how to best rollout this community-wide endeavor. We ask that you be patient and know we will communicate instructions as we move forward. Please keep in mind we are required to follow California Public Health and Kern County Public Health guidelines.
What we are able to share at this time is we will be utilizing our Mobile Care Unit to carry out the vaccination program. All vaccines will be by appointment only. We ask that you refrain from calling Mountain View Health Center or the hospital to make an appointment at this time. There will be a designated phone number to call so you can make your appointment. You will be required to show ID and/or proof that you qualify for the current tier. Shortly we will have the necessary forms available on our website that you will be able to print and fill-out prior to your appointment. For those who do not have access to a printer forms will be available at the time of your appointment. We will ask for your insurance information, however, you will not have any co-pay or out of pocket expense. You will be required to wait an additional 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine to make sure you have no adverse reaction.
Keep in mind it takes several days before the vaccine is effective and to receive the full benefit you must return in the designated timeframe for a second inoculation. To keep yourself, loved ones and friends safe we ask that you continue to wear a facemask in public, practice social distancing, wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.