Mountain residents 16 and up now vaccine-eligible

  • [photo by Robert Ulloa]

    [photo by Robert Ulloa]

By Marcy Axness, TME

All Mountain Community residents age 16 and older became eligible to get covid-19 vaccinations as of March 29, according to an announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that day.

Newsom eliminated all age and occupation qualifications for residents in ZIP Codes 93243 (Lebec), 93225 (Frazier Park to eastern Pine Mountain Club) and 93222 (most of Pine Mountain Club), since they fall in the lowest two measurement groups of the Healthy Places Index (HPI).

All but six of Kern County’s ZIP Codes fall into these two HPI groups, based on health-influencing factors such as healthcare access, housing,…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Above: PMC resident Robert Ulloa snapped this while in line at the CSUB vaccination hub. He said the process was fast and efficient: it took him less than an hour from start to finish.

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