How Blue Shield is Supporting Employers to get Their Workforce Vaccinated
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How Blue Shield is Supporting Employers:
We are communicating directly with members and employer groups regarding eligibility by phases and providing fact-based vaccine information to help overcome vaccine hesitancy. We recently launched an ad campaign for COVID-19 vaccination, encouraging all Californians to “get it.”
We recognize that employer groups, especially those with frontline workers, are seeking ways that Blue Shield can help accelerate the process to get their employees vaccinated. Prioritization phases and allocation of vaccine doses are determined by state and federal government authorities. Our partnership with the state will accelerate the vaccination rate for all Californians, which is consistent with BSC’s mission, without preferential consideration for Blue Shield customers.
Vaccination availability in California is prioritized by age and risk. This means workforces will generally be vaccinated over an extended period – anticipating through summer 2021 - as employees become eligible based on their age and health conditions. Blue Shield has included vaccination policies for its own return to work planning, and encourages employers to do the same.
We’ve also put together this Vaccine Toolkit for Employers, which pulls together a number of relevant resources into one place.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provides a Toolkit for Employers.
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