Good Evening,

I have heard from some of you concerned about vaccinations, particularly those of you in private practice. Let me assure you, all of you are included in the Tiers of Phase IA.

It looks like the Kern County Public Health Department is moving into Tier 2 which includes primary care clinics, including federally qualified health centers, rural health centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics as well as healthcare workers in some other settings. For more information on vaccine distribution go to

If you are in Tier 1 or 2 and you and/or your staff have not been vaccinated, click here to find out where to make an appointment.

If you are interested in providing COVID-19 vaccinations in Kern County or have questions about enrollment in COVIDReadi, e-mail the Health Department at [email protected].

I know these are scary times as hospital patient volume skyrockets and the disease spread is out of control. Please be safe, take care of your team, your family and yourself. Together we will get through this.

As always, let me know if you have any questions.

Happy New Year!!!

Chrisy Muchow
KCMS Executive Director