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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