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$55,000 Practice Support CalVaxGrant Available

Calling all small practices to participate in administering COVID-19 vaccines!

As California continues its efforts to vaccinate all eligible residents against COVID-19, the state is offering providers up to $55,000 to support vaccination efforts. Eligible providers can be reimbursed for related expenses incurred since November 2020 and through November 2021, including staffing and training (most common expenses), technology, infrastructure, supplies and equipment, and administrative overhead. The application cycle has been extended to Dec. 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PT to allow CalVaxGrant applicants more time to begin and/or complete the myCAvax process. Funds are still first-come, first-served. CalVaxGrant APPLICATION The CalVaxGrant application deadline was December 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). CalVaxGrant applications started before the deadline will have until January 21, 2022, to make required edits to the application and/or submit. Do you need help completing the myCAvax process? Email your practice and contact information to myCAvaxInfo@cdph.ca.gov.

Small practice providers can apply to receive $10,000 for up to five vaccination sites. Funds can be used for costs and related expenses incurred since November 2020, including staffing, training, technology, infrastructure, supplies/equipment and administrative overhead. 

Local COVID-19 Resources:

The Sonoma County Medical Association closed its vaccine clinic operation on August 8, 2021. We are grateful to Santa Rosa Community Health for partnering with SCMA as our vaccine provider. A heartfelt THANK YOU to SRCH and our incredible vaccine clinic volunteers!  If you received your vaccine from the SCMA vaccine clinic and are looking for a booster, please contact your primary care provider for your booster shot.  Alternatively, you may visit this page for more info on Sonoma County vaccine providers.  

SCMA will continue to compile relevant resources to support our local medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility [11/21]                                          Covid-19 Vaccine Product Guide [11/21]


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

US extends "public health emergency" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, January 14, 2022

HHS  has  extended  the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for an additional 90 days. This means that the telehealth and other waivers and flexibilities that have been implemented during the PHE will remain in effect until at least April 16, 2022.

Anthem Blue Cross clarifies recent telehealth reimbursement policy update

Monday, January 3, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross has clarified that for California providers, it will continue to reimburse telehealth services billed with either POS 02 or POS 10 at the in-office place of service rate, as currently required by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC).

State and federal government issue new guidelines and support to fight COVID-19, including mandatory boosters for California health care workers

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

With the highly transmissible omicron variant now accounting

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Additional COVID-19 Resources

The New England Journal of Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center
A collection of resources on COVID-19 vaccines, including frequently asked questions, continuing medical education, published research, and commentary.