On Saturday, I read that almost one-third of Kern County is at least partially vaccinated – boosted partially by the expansion of vaccine eligibility in Kern County to include anyone over 16. This week, all Californians 16 and older will be eligible to receive a vaccine.
At Bakersfield College, we’ve been promoting vaccines as a public health necessity. I’ve been sharing updates from our vaccine clinics on my personal blog, sonyachristianblog.com. We’ve held several clinics on our Panorama Campus, and we have also held clinics in Arvin and Delano to reach our more rural populations.
But I know that vaccine hesitancy is still a concern for many, and helping to ease those concerns is our next big challenge. I wanted to share a few videos that we’ve created at BC to help assuage fears.
We also had Student Health & Wellness Center Director Cindy Collier speak about some of the myths surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine:
I know that we must all work together to end this global pandemic. It’s exciting to know that in California, our cases are down and Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes we can continue on this trajectory to reopen our state’s economy on June 15. But I know that in order to achieve these ambitious goals, we must all do our part over the next few months.
What’s been on your mind, Brij?
Until next time….