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Leon County Health Department to connect seniors with free rides for vaccinations

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 12:12:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — If you're a senior in need of a ride to a vaccination clinic in Leon County, the health department may be able to help.

In their weekly COVID-19 vaccine progress report sent Friday, the Leon County Health Department announced a community partnership program that helps get seniors to vaccination clinics.

The program partners with the Big Bend Community Organizations Active in Disaster, and will help coordinate transportation for seniors to reach COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Any Leon County senior unable to secure transportation should contact VolunteerLEON at (850) 606-1970 to receive a referral to a faith-based organization for a volunteer driver.

The report also said that anyone seeking assistance should have already tried to secure transportation through family and friends and must have a vaccination appointment scheduled at an upcoming clinic.

Additionally in the report, Leon-DOH said they will be supplied with 3,900 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 2,925 going to first dose patients and 975 going to second dose patients.

Leon-DOH also said that there are still about 5,851 people that remain on their COVID-19 vaccine request waiting list.