The State of California has recently announced that Blue Shield will oversee the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine state-wide. Moving forward, Blue Shield will identify priority groups, coordinate distribution points, and handle appointment scheduling to develop a standardized network across the state. It is anticipated that educators will still be eligible to receive the vaccine in February.
The LA Department of Public Health (DPH) is working to ensure that everyone that has already received the first dosage is guaranteed a second dosage of the vaccine. To support this effort, second doses will be prioritized in the coming weeks. Currently, those that receive the first dosage of the vaccine are automatically given an appointment for the second dosage. The County is working to create a system that will allow those individuals to easily cancel and reschedule an appointment if needed.