Jan 11, 2021

Press Release

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Lake Isabella, California January 11, 2021 ­­– Kern Valley Hospital has been designated by Kern County Public Health as a community vaccination partner. The California Public Health and Kern County Public Health Departments have strict guidelines that we are required to follow regarding the vaccination process. Effective immediately any worker identified in Phase 1a Tiers 1, 2 and 3 are eligible to receive their vaccination. For additional information on the tier schedule go to https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19-vaccine-schedule/ . Beginning today, Tuesday, January 12, you can call (442) 320-3048 to schedule your appointment. DO NOT CALL Kern Valley Hospital or Mountain View Health Center.

We expect our phone lines to be very busy. If you receive a busy signal, please be patient and try calling again. You may leave a voicemail, please provide your name and contact phone number. We will return your call as time allows. The required paperwork is posted at www.kvhd.org.  We ask that you print the documents so you can fill them out prior to your appointment. If you do not have access to a printer or a computer, we will have the documents available at the time of your appointment. You will be required to show photo id and proof that you qualify for the vaccine in phase 1a Tiers 1, 2 or 3.

The vaccine will be administered in our mobile care unit. When you have made your appointment, you will be told at that time where the mobile unit will be set-up for the day.  At the time of your arrival, please check in with staff at the mobile care unit. Keep in mind you will be required to stay an additional 15 minutes after receiving the vaccination to make sure you do not have any adverse reaction. If you are unable to make your appointment, it is imperative that you notify us ASAP so we can schedule a fill in.

BE PREPARED FOR YOUR APPOIMENT:

Bring photo id and proof you are eligible for Phase 1 Tiers, 1, 2, or 3

Bring your health insurance card (There is no co-pay or out of pocket expense)

Bring completed documentation or arrive 15 minutes early to complete required paperwork

Wear a facemask and follow social distancing guideline

Be prepared to wait an additional 15 minutes after receiving your vaccine

 

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.

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   For more information, contact Deborah Hess at 760-379-5257 or email Deborahhess@kvhd.org