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Enabling more than 500,000 vaccines in arms

Enabling more than 500,000 vaccines in arms

Today marks the first time that vaccine appointments are available to all residents across Regence’s four-state footprint. Regence is committed to supporting timely and equitable vaccine distribution for all—including collaborating with our valued community partners to educate local communities, address vaccine uncertainty and remove barriers to access.
April 19, 2021 All Markets
Pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administration

Pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administration

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution pending further study of a rare blood clot issue. According to the CDC, adverse effects are extremely rare, occurring in six cases out of 6.8 million doses given.
April 13, 2021 All Markets
Regence BlueShield, Medical Teams International partner to bring COVID-19 vaccine to Washington’s marginalized communities

Regence BlueShield, Medical Teams International partner to bring COVID-19 vaccine to Washington’s marginalized communities

SEATTLE – Medical Teams International is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health to begin distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington. The organization’s staff and network of medical volunteers will administer the vaccine, with a focus on reaching communities that are underserved and people lacking health insurance. Longtime Medical Teams’ partner Regence BlueShield, has provided a significant gift to help fund its mobile vaccination clinics. As an extension of this long-standing partnership, the two organizations will work to fill critical gaps in vaccination delivery throughout Washington state.
April 13, 2021 Washington
COVID-19 vaccination info for Regence community partners

COVID-19 vaccination info for Regence community partners

As more people become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and doses are more readily available, Regence is committed to supporting timely and equitable vaccine distribution for all. This commitment includes collaboration with our valued community partners to educate local communities, address vaccine uncertainty and remove barriers to access to ensure every individual has the opportunity to obtain a vaccine for themselves and their family.
April 07, 2021 All Markets
Regence, Medical Teams International partner to bring COVID-19 vaccine to Oregon’s marginalized communities

Regence, Medical Teams International partner to bring COVID-19 vaccine to Oregon’s marginalized communities

Medical Teams International is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to begin distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon. The organization’s staff and network of medical volunteers will administer the vaccine, with a focus on reaching communities that are underserved and people lacking health insurance. Longtime Medical Teams’ partner, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, has provided a significant gift to help fund its mobile vaccination clinics. As an extension of this long-standing partnership, the two organizations will work to fill critical gaps in the vaccination delivery throughout Oregon.
April 01, 2021 Oregon
Regence executive part of national team working on COVID-19 vaccines and health equity

Regence executive part of national team working on COVID-19 vaccines and health equity

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out nationwide, one area of significant focus is how to reach underserved or disproportionately affected populations. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) are part of a team of operational leaders from 13 health plans collaborating with the White House on ways to accelerate vaccination of their member populations with a focus on equity.
March 29, 2021 All Markets
We see you, we stand with you

We see you, we stand with you

The following is a message from our senior partner of diversity, equity and inclusion, Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, which she shared with employees about this year’s attacks on members of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
March 26, 2021 All Markets
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