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California has few specifics on new state vaccination system

Virus Outbreak California
Posted at 7:51 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 22:51:48-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California continues to change up its coronavirus vaccine system with its top health officer on Tuesday suggesting revisions to who’s next in line for still-scarce doses.

California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly also had few details on a new state distribution and data collection system that aims to deliver vaccines with speed and equity.

The state of nearly 40 million residents has administered more than 3.5 million doses but still lags other U.S. states in delivering doses.

Insurer Blue Shield will be responsible for boosting vaccinations and creating a new data platform.

Officials did not disclose how much the program will cost or how Blue Shield was picked.