Prima Health has announced it will be launching mobile vaccination units to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to rural and underserved communities. The custom-equipped RV-type vehicles will be staffed with medical professionals.
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 email@example.com.
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Daily Mobility News on COVID-19
Arizona on Monday removed what had been a significant obstacle to getting the COVID-19 vaccine to people enrolled in Medicaid. Arizona’s Medicaid program, which enrolls about 30% of the state’s population, said Monday morning that it will cover members’ transportation costs to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Massachusetts plans to offer all MassHealth recipients rides to and from their COVID-19 vaccine appointments, according to a bulletin that took effect last week.