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PA: Free transportation to get COVID-19 vaccines is being offered through area agencies for seniors – MassTransitMag.com


A regional transportation company will be offering free transportation for individuals to receive their COVID-19 vaccines within their service area.

The rides will be courtesy of regional public transportation provider rabbittransit, in partnership with local Area Agency on Aging offices across several counties in the south-central Pennsylvania region.

“Our partnership with the local AAA for senior transportation is incredibly valuable in our mission of mobility on a daily basis,” said Richard Farr, executive director of rabbittransit, in a press release. “The importance of the partnership is further emphasized when it comes to battling the pandemic. One clear path forward is getting people vaccinated and that is what we are working on collectively.”

While free shuttle service is being coordinated through agencies serving aging communities, the service is offered to anyone, not just seniors, who have already scheduled an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and are in need of transportation. Seniors remain one of the demographics most at risk to severe symptoms of the coronavirus.

“We know the senior population is at the greatest risk as it relates to poor health outcomes for those who contract the COVID-19 virus,” said Kathleen Lynn, director of the Columbia Montour Aging Office. “It is our aim to ensure all the seniors in our community who want a vaccine can get a ride if it is needed.”

Rabbittransit services are offered in Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Franklin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York counties. Interested parties must make a reservation in advance with rabbittransit, no later than noon on the business day prior to their appointment to receive the vaccine.

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For more information, call the rabbittransit Call Center at 1-800-632-9063, or visit the rabbittransit website.

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