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Some California counties want to opt out of Blue Shield's vaccination oversight

California is in the process of switching over to a vaccine appointment and delivery system run by Blue Shield, but some counties want to opt out.

Posted: Mar 7, 2021 11:40 AM
Updated: Mar 7, 2021 2:46 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Counties across California are increasingly asking to opt out of the state’s centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield.

The Los Angeles Times reports that none of the state's 58 counties have signed contracts with the insurance giant even as California moves ahead plans to bring 10 counties under Blue Shield oversight beginning this week.

The state is in the process of switching over to a vaccine appointment and delivery system run by Blue Shield, intended to ensure doses are distributed equitably and reach low-income communities.

But some county leaders call the system too bureaucratic and don't want Blue Shield's oversight.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press)

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