Coming Soon: Third Dose for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized

August 25, 2021

Effective for dates of service on or after August 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to permit the administration of a third dose. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is aggressively pursuing the necessary system and operational changes required to enable successful claims adjudication for administration of a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Medi-Cal will announce when the claims adjudication system is prepared to appropriately adjudicate submitted claims, as well as any additional instruction providers should utilize when billing.

For the most current information regarding Medi-Cal’s COVID-19 Response, see the COVID-19 Medi-Cal Response page on the Medi-Cal Provider website.