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City of Tallahassee offers free bus rides to vaccine appointments, expands accessibility

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 14:05:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The City of Tallahassee announced Wednesday more accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines that includes free bus rides and more vaccination sites.

The free bus service by StarMetro will be providing free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments, according to a release.

The bus rides will be on a fixed route service and customers seeking the fare-free ride will need to show confirmation of their appointment to the driver when they board the bus.

Then, they will be given documentation from the driver to show for their fare-free return trip.

Paratransit service patrons who call to schedule an appointment to or from their COVID-19 vaccine appointment will also enjoy that trip fare-free, the city said.

To protect public health, capacity on StarMetro buses remains limited to 15 passengers.

Per federal law, all passengers must properly wear a face mask while using the service. For more information, including routes and schedules, click here.

As accessibility is expanding, vaccination locations for people age 65 and older are also expanding, the city said.

The new vaccination sites include:

  • Publix stores in Leon County - Scheduling opened Wednesday, and more information can be found by clicking here.
  • Select Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Leon County - These sites are part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, appointments begin Feb. 12.

Appointments are required for the Walmart locations and can be made by clicking here and Sam's Club locations by clicking here.

The Walmart and Sam's Club locations taking part in the vaccination program are:

  • Walmart: 4400 W Tennessee St
  • Walmart: 3221 N Monroe St
  • Sam's Club: 3122 Dick Wilson Blvd
  • Walmart: 5500 Thomasville Rd
  • Walmart: 4021 Lagniappe Way
  • Walmart: 3535 Apalachee Pkwy

To protect public health, capacity on StarMetro buses remains limited to 15 passengers.

Per federal law, all passengers must properly wear a face mask while using the service. For more information, including routes and schedules, click here.