Immunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths and to help restore societal functioning. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is working with California's local health departments and other partners to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
The state of California has signed a new Third Party Administrator (TPA) contract with Blue Shield of California to help the state optimize and accelerate COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution equitably, efficiently, and safely throughout the state. The TPA will be working closely with local health departments to identify facilities that have the capacity to properly maintain COVID-19 vaccine and meet additional federal and state requirements.
Providers currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program can access program-related resources and communications
Vaccines will become available in phases as supplies increase.
- Phase 1: Limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccine doses are available. Efforts will focus on reaching critical populations.
- Phase 2: More doses will be available. Focus will be on providing vaccine to more prioritized populations.
- Phase 3: Enough doses for entire population will be available. Focus will be on ensuring equitable vaccination access across the entire population.
Testing for COVID-19 during the rollout of vaccines.
COVID-19 Call Center
The COVID-19 Call Center for Providers is dedicated to medical providers in California and their COVID-19 response, specifically addressing questions about program requirements, enrollment, and vaccine distribution.