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California rolled out a statewide covid vaccination website this week aiming to streamline the appointment process after months of criticism, but the site is riddled with its own snags, preventing many from signing up for shots.
The vaccine sign-up website, My Turn, is the state’s answer to a previous hodgepodge of vaccination appointment systems that residents had to log on to through websites belonging to various hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and many of California’s 58 counties.
The site, created by tech giant Salesforce, is being integrated into insurer Blue Shield of California’s $15 million contract with the state to take over its covid vaccination distribution system. My Turn is considered a clearinghouse, allowing most California residents to register for covid vaccinations and then receive an alert when they’re eligible to sign up for a vaccine appointment. … Read the rest