CSUB to become a large vaccination site for COVID-19 vaccine


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Danielle Coryell, Reporter

  CSU Bakersfield is set to be a large vaccination site for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

  CSUB President Lynette Zelezny sent out an email late Friday, March 5, updating the CSUB community about the ongoing efforts to establish CSUB as a vaccination site.  

  The email states that the vaccination site will be run by a consortium of Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health Bakersfield, and Dignity Hospitals. 

  The plan is still being fully developed and it is unknown at this time which vaccinations will be offered as well as the exact start date, but it was noted in Zelezny’s email to be near the end of March. 

  “In the meantime, please continue to practice the safety protocols of our county, including wearing a mask and social distancing,” Zelezny wrote in the email. 

  CSUB is still offering free COVID testing for students, staff, and faculty. The next test is on March 16 and is first come, first serve, and by appointment only. For more information, please visit the COVID-19 page on CSUB’s website.