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February 16, 2021

California Publishes Blue Shield of California Contract to Oversee and Manage State's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution


On February 15, 2021, the California Government Operations Agency (Agency) released its contract with Blue Shield of California (Blue Shield), which outlines how Blue Shield will serve as the Agency’s third-party administrator to build a statewide vaccine network to ensure the rapid delivery of current supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to Californians, consistent with the Agency’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidelines.  Blue Shield will develop an algorithm, with a focus on equity, to be used in operationalizing the distribution of vaccines across the state.  The contract emphasizes, in relevant part, the following concepts:

 

The executed contract (signed on 2/12) is available here:  https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/Blue-shield-of-california-GovOps.pdf.

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