State Administered Vaccine Distribution Plan

State Administered Vaccine Distribution Plan

The state has recently announced that it will establish a California COVID-19 Vaccination Network to be operated by a third-party administrator (TPA) to speed the equitable allocation and delivery of vaccines directly to providers. Reports indicated the TPA will be Blue Shield of California with support from Kaiser Permanente. The vaccine provider network is expected to include public health systems, pharmacies, health systems, public hospitals, community health centers, pop-up and mobile sites. According to the state, local public health systems will play a key role in the network as vaccine providers and by providing insights and knowledge to ensure the network reaches disproportionately impacted residents. Few details on the TPA are available, and the transition to the TPA network is anticipated to occur over the coming weeks.  More updates will come as they become available.

What is My Turn?

What is My Turn?  My Turn allows California residents to find out if they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination by taking only a couple minutes to answer a few questions.  If you are eligible, and vaccine appointments are available through My Turn, you will be able to schedule. If it is not your turn yet, or appointments are not available, you can register to be notified when you become eligible or when appointments open up.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Plan

Vaccine information and updates can be found on the Santa Barbara County Public Health website here. People may also sign up for vaccine updates and information here.

There is a limited supply of the vaccine. Locally, health care providers including primary care doctors and hospitals are notifying patients on appointment availability when supply exists. People may also sign up for vaccine updates and information from the county here.

In addition, the state recently launched MyTurn.ca.gov, an online vaccination appointment and notification platform. Individuals will be able to sign up for a notification when they become eligible to make an appointment, schedule their vaccination appointment, and be reminded when it is time for the second COVID-19 dose.

 

More information can be found on the state vaccine allocation guidelines and state’s rollout process here.

My Turn allows California residents to find out if they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination by taking only a couple minutes to answer a few questions.  If you are eligible, and vaccine appointments are available through My Turn, you will be able to schedule. If it is not your turn yet, or appointments are not available, you can register to be notified when you become eligible or when appointments open up.  My Turn cannot yet be used for scheduling in Santa Barbara County, but residents can register on My Turn for when it becomes active in Santa Barbara County which is expected to occur in mid-March.  To register with My Turn, please click here.