Bakersfield Californian (05.15.2013)
Local television news station KERO Channel 23, Azteca Bakersfield, and the Scripps Howard Foundation have donated $15,000 to California’s San Joaquin Community Hospital’s Children’s Mobile Immunization Program to pay for free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for approximately 40 underinsured youth. The vaccine costs $370 for a series of three shots. The vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis to both male and female 9- to 18-year-olds beginning Saturday May 18, when the mobile unit will visit a health fair at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1300 Brundage Lane, from 9:00a.m. to noon. The Kern County Public Health Services department also offers HPV vaccines at 1800 Mount Vernon Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The department accepts different types of payments. For information, call (661) 321–3000 to enquire about cost based on one’s individual circumstances.