While more than half of the Californians have been vaccinated, the next step for the government is to vaccinate those who have previously chosen not to be vaccinated. The effort needed for this task seems colossal for the Blue shield CEO Paul Markovich.
- Fresh Reports about vaccination: According to the Los Angeles Times, 41.8% of Californians are fully vaccinated and Sacramento County is 38% vaccinated. Marin County has the highest vaccination rate in the state at 61% and Lassen County has the lowest vaccination rate at 18% in the state.
- Herd Immunization is a must: “What we are facing now is motivation,” said Paul Markovich, CEO of Blue Shield.” “People who have not yet been vaccinated are those who hesitate to get vaccinated or may be very difficult to reach,” he said.
- BCBS plays a major role: In addition to possible state financial incentives, Blue Shield will focus on distributing doses in new ways. There is no better mass vaccination site. Schools, community events, and clinics are new targets. Those who have not yet sought a vaccine can build trust with their healthcare provider.
- Taxpayer’s decisions: Markovich says the decision to pay people in taxpayer dollars will come from state leaders. “I guess that in the not too distant future you’ll hear something about how they handle it,” he said. . Blue Shield aims to ensure that 75% of California is fully vaccinated not only throughout the state but also in each county.
- A vision to end the pandemic: Markovich and Blue Shield are changing their game plan to vaccinate Californians. “Current projections are that we can get more than half of all American adults fully vaccinated by the end of Summer 2021—which would take us a long way toward herd immunity, in only a few months”, he said.