Aug 15, 2022

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) Community Immunity Bus Brings COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity to Late-Summer Family Events

GCRTA will collaborate with the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide free onsite COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots at two upcoming events, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Tech Fest and Back-to-School Bash, and University Circle Inc., YAY! Saturday at Wade Oval.

  • CMSD Tech Fest and Back to School Bash - Saturday, August 20th (10am-2pm)
  • University Cirlce Inc., YAY! Saturday - Saturday, August 27th (9:30am-12:30pm)

The Community Immunity Bus will be stationed in the parking lot at 2211 W. 65th St, Cleveland, OH 44102 for the CMSD Tech Fest and Back-to-School Bash at Max Hayes High School. The following Saturday, the Community Immunity Bus will be parked at Wade Oval in University Circle for YAY! Saturday. 

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone six-months and older and boosters for everyone five years and older. CDPH medical staff will provide the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine and boosters to adults and children, ages five and up, at no charge aboard the GCRTA Community Immunity Bus. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to receive the vaccine.

"Vaccination trains your body to withstand disease and helps to prevent the serious short and long-term consequences that can come from COVID-19 infection,” said CDPH Director David Margolius, MD. “Now is the time to get better protected against COVID-19 and we are so grateful to GCRTA for this partnership."

“Having the Community Immunity Bus affords us the opportunity to meet people where they are and limit any issues of access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Natoya Walker Minor, Deputy General Manager of External Affairs and Administration. “We look forward to providing this service to the community and continuing this important work with CDPH.” 

The RTA Community Immunity Bus is made possible by ODOT funding in effort to make the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to multiple communities in the greater Cleveland area.