Assemblymember Levine Statement on Increased COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Efforts for Sonoma and Marin Counties

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(SACRAMENTO, CA) – After meeting with Blue Shield CEO Paul Markovich, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today announced that both Sonoma and Marin Counties will receive an additional $400,000 from the state to support increased COVID-19 vaccines that will be delivered to the North Bay in the coming weeks.

 

“More vaccines are on their way,” said Assemblymember Levine. “The additional $400,000 for both Sonoma and Marin Counites will further increase the North Bay’s capacity to get shots into the arms of people that need them as quickly as possible. With more Californians becoming eligible for the vaccine, this additional investment will ensure that we can deliver more COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk communities in our region and across the state.”

 

Statewide weekly vaccine allocations, which were at 2.2 million doses for the week of March 30 are expected to increase to 5.1 million doses for the week of June 1 and then increase again to 5.4 million doses for the week of June 15, according to the California Department of Public Health.

 

“I spoke with Blue Shield CEO Paul Markovich and shared that the initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout created a lot of confusion with local health partners,” continued Levine. “It’s clear that Blue Shield must increase its communication with county health departments so that every resident in my community and communities across the state have access to this lifesaving vaccine.”

 

For more information on California’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/ 

 

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