A new ride share program took off this week in Missouri. “Get a Ride” was launched by the Department of Health and Senior Services to make vaccines more accessible for Missourians who struggle to get access themselves. Those in need of a ride to their vaccination appointment can do so at the state’s vaccine portal under the “residents” tab, Cole County Health
Mobilizing Transit and Public Health Partnerships
for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Join NCMM for 45-minute conversations featuring practical examples of how public transit is collaborating with public health to ensure Americans have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. On April 7th, we will be joined by Flint MTA in Flint, Michigan and Nashua Transit system in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Practical examples of mobilizing transit and public health partnerships for COVID-19 vaccinations
SPARTAN Transit Services
SPARTAN Transit used their Mobility Hub as a mass vaccination site, in addition to offering free rides to vaccine appointments.
Lewis County, Washington
Twin Transit has coordinated with the local health department to offer mobile vaccination clinics and fare-free rides to vaccine appointments.
NCDOT, in partnership with the NCDHHS, has ensured every transit agency in the state has funding to offer rides to vaccinations.
Transit's Essential Role in the Vaccination Effort
Transit has long played an essential role in our communities, and transit’s role in supporting the vaccination effort across the United States is no different. In the table below, NCMM has compiled examples of how transit agencies are working with public health agencies, community health organizations, and others in their vaccination efforts. Have an example you think should be included? Please send any examples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Daily Mobility News on COVID-19
Missouri launches new statewide transportation resource guide to expand COVID-19 vaccine access to rural, suburban, urban communities across the state
The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), with the support of the Missouri Advisory Committee on Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, launched a new statewide transportation guide to help address and eliminate barriers to COVID-19 vaccine access. “Get a Ride” can be found at MOStopsCovid.com/ride.
Discusses COVID-19 vaccination related ride options in WA state and nationally.