Chesterfield County and GRTC want to ensure the lack of transportation does not deter residents from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. If a resident has a scheduled appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but doesn’t have a way to get there, the individual is encouraged to call Chesterfield Mobility Services at 804-706-2796 and a free ride will be scheduled.
Free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments 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.
For more information, visit the Chesterfield COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage.
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