Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

CMA encourages federal gov’t to support community providers as COVID-19 vaccinators

Monday, May 10, 2021

CMA is urging the Biden Administration to take actions to support increased participation by community providers, including independent and small physician practices, in the COVID vaccine network, such as.

HHS announces new funding to increase vaccinations in rural communities

Monday, May 10, 2021

HHS recently announced the availability of nearly $1 billion for rural clinics and hospitals to strengthen COVID-19 response efforts and increase vaccinations in rural communities across the country.

FDA approves vaccine for 12+; CMA hosts webinar for those interested in administering vaccine in teens

Monday, May 10, 2021

The FDA granted the highly anticipated approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15. 

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Statewide Resources

Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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