April 12, 2021
By Victoria Ford
Ocean Ride, the county’s public transportation process, presents free of charge lifts to COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors 60 and older, as effectively as individuals with disabilities.
“We want to make getting a vaccine as effortless as achievable, and if a lack of transportation is what stands concerning our seniors and the disabled from having that significant shot, we want to remedy that,” stated Gary Quinn, Ocean County Board of Commissioners director and liaison to the transportation technique.
The free of charge rides are obtainable by the reserve-a-trip technique.
“Once you have produced an appointment to get your vaccine, get hold of Ocean Ride and we can established up the doorway-to-doorway support for you,” Quinn said. “Our drivers and the Ocean Journey personnel are ready to assist in this ongoing energy to lessen the spread of the coronavirus.”
Qualified citizens should get in touch with 732-736-8989, extension 1, to reserve a ride Monday by way of Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Vaccination clinics are growing all through the county with extra and a lot more national chain pharmacies, healthcare agencies and other corporations now supplying the shot. The Ocean County Health Office is also running vaccination clinics for county inhabitants by appointment only at RWJ Barnabas Health Care Arena at Toms River Significant University North, Southern Regional Middle College in Stafford Township and Manchester Township Elementary School, in accordance to Quinn. “It doesn’t make any difference which business you make the appointment with in Ocean County, we will get you there,” he said.
Ocean Ride follows all Centers for Ailment Regulate and Prevention suggestions in functioning its buses and reserve-a-ride method. Encounter masks are needed for all riders, together with social distancing when relevant.
“This is a significant county – a lot more than 600 sq. miles – with confined community transportation possibilities,” Quinn claimed. “Getting our people vaccinated will enable increase their quality of lifetime. It’s very important they have the transportation to get there.” —V.F.