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Camtran Ride to get Vaccines

Once you’ve finally secured your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you may have trouble finding ways to get there.

Although, there are resources in each county that can help.

Last month, CamTran began offering free “Reserve-A-Ride” transportation services to vaccine appointments.

“Given the pandemic, CamTran wanted to be a resource to people who are trying to get to and from vaccination sites and really take that worry out for them,” said Josh Yoder, the Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer for CamTran.

“This was just another way for us to give back to the community and be that transportation link to get people vaccinated, which is so important,” he added.

You just have to make your vaccine appointment first, then call the CamTran office directly.

“They’ll give us their name, where they need picked up, where they need dropped off, and then a window of time.”

Another option: contact your county’s “Area Agency on Aging.”

The AAA in Blair County is called “Blair Senior Services,” which can help residents find transportation among other resources.

“We help consumers of all ages get to locations — some in Blair county, and some out of Blair county — for medical appointments, shopping, you name it,” said Dennis Wisor, the Transportation Manager for Blair Senior Services.

Now they’re adding COVID-19 vaccination appointments to that list.

He said each county’s services might not look the same, but are all there to help you.

“The great thing about Pennsylvania is the transportation system across the Commonwealth. Every county has transportation. While they might be a little bit different, everybody should have access to transportation,” Wisor said.

He said more trips to appointments might mean more chances to end the pandemic.

“The more people that can access that, the, hopefully, more normal we can get.”

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