Lake Erie Transit is providing free bus transportation to and from area vaccine clinics for residents and workers in Bedford, Frenchtown and Monroe with proof of appointment, the company stated. LET is joining the Michigan Public Transit System’s “Ride to Your Dose of Hope” as well as more than 450 public transit companies in 41 states providing this service.
To ride free to the first vaccination appointment, riders must show the bus driver the phone text from vaccine officials. For the second shot, riders must present their vaccine card with appointment scheduled. The offer covers all LET services. Riders taking the bus home from the vaccine site will ride free.
“As a community-driven transit service, we do everything we can to protect our communities’ health,” said Mark Jagodzinski, general manager for LET. “We’ve kept vital services available and safe throughout this pandemic, and providing free rides to and from vaccine sites is a natural extension of those efforts.”
For more information on free vaccine clinic transportation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call LET at 734.242.6766 (Monroe and Frenchtown) or 888.664.5984 (Bedford). COVID-19 personal safety measures are still in effect (face mask, social distancing, hand washing).
To schedule a vaccine appointment online:
Visit www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/health_department/covid-19 vaccine to schedule a vaccine appointment for any Monroe County resident or worker age 18 or older. Those ages 16 or 17 must preregister. Scheduling online is preferred, but those who do not have internet access may call 734-240-7925, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Unless otherwise noted, vaccine clinics are held through the Monroe County Health Department at the Health Education Building at Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe. Vaccines have also been available at Kroger Pharmacies, CVS Pharmacy, Meijer, Walmart, and March Medical Associates. Check with vaccinefinder.org