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Gov. Cox talks about new vaccine administration contract with Orem company



Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is talking about a new contract the state has signed with a Utah company to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

The contract with Nomi Health, a startup company based in Orem, took effect January 26. It will pay Nomi anywhere from $90,000 to $125,000 a month per vaccination site plus an average cost of $22.67 per vaccine administered. The contract will also pay $75,000 a month to operate a mobile vaccination van.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday, Cox said the company’s exact role in vaccine distribution remains to be seen. He said the company could work to make up what health departments, hospitals, pharmacies, and clinics can’t do.

What we’ll say is, okay, what’s the delta? What’s the gap? What do we have left over?” Cox said. “How can you help us close that gap to make sure that we don’t have doses sitting on shelves. And that’s really the role that they’ll be playing is the stop-gap with whatever is left over.”