Chesterfield and GRTC team up to offer free rides for COVID vaccines

Chesterfield and GRTC team up to offer free rides for COVID vaccines
GRTC warns of delays as staff quarantines (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield and GRTC are partnering up to offer free rides for county residents to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

Any resident with an appointment and no way to get there can call Chesterfield Mobility Services at 804-706-2796.

Free rides are being accommodated two ways:

  • Through its Access On-Demand program, Chesterfield will cover the $6 per trip transportation fee to COVID-19 vaccination appointments, making the trip free for those registered with Chesterfield Mobility Services.
  • Those not eligible or registered though Access On-Demand can still call Chesterfield Mobility Services and staff will assist them in getting a free ride through GRTC’s and Uzurv partnership program using GRTC CARES Act funding.

Residents can use this free ride service to go to a vaccine appointment anywhere in the program’s service area, including the Virginia State University and Richmond International Raceway Community Vaccination Centers.

To sign up for a free ride to a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call Chesterfield Mobility Services at 804-706-2796 at least one day before your appointment to get scheduled.

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