Blue Shield of California has expanded its network coverage to include 1200 COVID-19 vaccination sites. This move is expected to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines for individuals living in underserved communities. The payers goal is to administer more than 4 million vaccines per week in the coming months.
According to president and CEO Paul Markovich, “Our commitment to healthy families and healthy communities is at the core of our mission to transform our healthcare system into one that is worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable,” adding, “We look forward to working with the governor to improve the quality of life for Californians and encourage others in the private sector to step up.” Read more here.
(Source: Hannah Nelson, Health Payer Intelligence, 3/15/21)