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On March 7, Blue Shield of California will start administering Sonoma County’s vaccine rollout. The nonprofit insurer will take over the data collection and decide how many doses each provider receives. They’ll also streamline the sign-up process, making most appointments available through There’s hope that Blue Shield will bring more speed and organization to the rollout. But there’s also worry about how this could change the equity framework that the county’s worked hard to create, putting some of the most vulnerable residents at the top of the list. 

There’s still more questions than answers about what this shift actually look like. Tessa Paoli has the story:


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