Feb 17, 2022

RTA in collaboration with Care Alliance Health Center are providing free Covid-19 vaccinations and booster shots to the general public during the NBA All-Star Weekend on Friday, February 18, 2022.

The RTA Community Immunity Bus will be parked at Public Square on West Roadway from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Medical staff from Care Alliance Health Center will be on the bus providing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at no charge to adults only. Appointments for children can be made with representatives on the bus to visit one of their health center locations.

“Care Alliance Health Center is honored to partner with Greater Cleveland RTA to increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. The pandemic has seriously impacted the Greater Cleveland community,” said Dr. Claude L. Jones, DO, Internal Medicine Specialist and Care Alliance Health Center President and CEO. “It is through innovative partnerships like this that we are able to remove barriers to care and promote equitable access by bringing the vaccines directly to the community,” added Jones.

“Partnering with Care Alliance Health Center poses a unique opportunity to provide increased access to vaccines, thereby allowing GCRTA to invest in the health and wellness of our customers,” said GCRTA General Manager, Chief Executive Officer India Birdsong. “We’ve recognized the benefit of public service partnerships such as this, and appreciate the energy that Care Alliance has brought to this effort — it has been a true labor of sheer compassion and protection for the communities we both serve every day,” stated Birdsong.

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.