Blue Shield of California distributing 5.5M vaccines a week

Despite a rocky takeover of California's vaccine distribution plan, Blue Shield of California said its provider partners can now administer 5.5 million COVID-19 vaccines a week. 

Nearly 300 providers in California are working with Blue Shield to administer the vaccines at 2,200 vaccination sites, according to a March 31 news release. Nearly all Californians can access a provider in the vaccine network, which is focusing on equitable distribution.

In mid-March, several California counties had expressed concern about signing a contract with a private company to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses. Blue Shield said it will continue to add providers to its vaccine network.

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