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Molina understands how challenging the Covid-19 virus has been on the families and communities that we serve. With testing and vaccination plans continuing to evolve, we are committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments. Please visit this page for updated information regarding Molina's response to the virus and the resources available to you.

Latest Developments:

CDC and FDA lift recommended pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

April 26, 2021

Background: Following a thorough safety review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. could resume.

The FDA and CDC pause has been lifted and the J&J COVID-19 vaccine is available again in the U.S.

The FDA and CDC have determined the following:

  • Use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine resumed in the United States.
  • The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
  • The FDA has determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Molina's Current Testing Coverage for Marketplace Members:

Molina currently covers Covid-19 testing without being charged a co-pay or cost share for this test. As long as you meet the guidelines for testing and have a doctor’s order, this testing can be done in any approved laboratory location. For further details please consult your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

Molina's Current Vaccination Coverage for Marketplace Members:

For members who receive a Covid-19 vaccination, Molina currently covers this vaccination without members being charged a co-pay or cost share.

Where Can Members Get A Vaccine?:

When the vaccine becomes available for your population group, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine at a convenient location in your area. For more information from Health and Human Services (HHS) on vaccine availability and locations please visit:

Additional resources for planning your vaccine appointment locally can also be found at the NBC News website below. The site contains a form which can be quickly completed to see customized vaccination information in your state, including eligibility status and where to get the vaccine.

For additional details regarding vaccine availability and distribution in your area, please go to your states official Covid-19 resource page below:

For additional information on Covid-19 virus, please see the following information:

Molina Healthcare is monitoring COVID-19 developments on a daily basis.

Our corporate chief medical officer (CMO) is working closely with our health plan CMOs across the country to ensure that we are prepared to assist our members.

There are no changes to our prior authorization process at this time. Specific outpatient visits for ER or office care do not require prior authorization within our network. Our inpatient prior authorization process remains the same. We will update you of any changes as things change with this rapidly developing public health matter.

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