Tulsa Transit

THD Partners with Tulsa Transit to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access

**This incentive expired on July 9, 2021.**

TULSA, OK - [May 17, 2021] – The Tulsa Health Department has partnered with Tulsa Transit to launch a new incentive program for Tulsa Transit riders to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and increase accessibility.

“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free to everyone. The Tulsa Health Department is committed to reducing barriers and increasing the accessibility of the vaccine in collaboration with our community partners,” said THD Executive Director Dr. Bruce Dart. “We are grateful to Tulsa Transit for their generous contribution to provide incentives to encourage vaccinations so we can help protect more residents in our community.”

Effective immediately, Tulsa Transit riders who receive a free COVID-19 vaccination at three local vaccine clinics will receive a free 10-Ride Pass to return for their second dose. They will also receive a free 1-Day Pass as an added incentive once they receive their second dose. Tulsa Transit certified Lift customers can make a reservation through the Tulsa Transit call center for a free roundtrip ride to a vaccination center as well. 

Riders must present their bus ticket or receipt at time of vaccination to receive the free ride passes. The program is offered at the following vaccine clinic locations:

Tulsa Health Department North Regional Health and Wellness Center
5635 N. MLK Jr. Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74126 | Served by Tulsa Transit Routes 110, 505
Appointments required. Vaccinate918.com or call 211. 

Tulsa Health Department Central Regional Health Center
315 S. Utica Ave. Tulsa, OK 74104 | Served by Tulsa Transit Route 130
Appointments required. Vaccinate918.com or call 211. 

Community Vaccination Center at Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus
No appointment needed. Center open Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am-7pm.

“We are privileged to partner with the Tulsa Health Department on this incentive," said Ted Rieck, General Manager at Tulsa Transit. "Tulsa Transit strives to increase mobility and help Tulsans live a better life. We hope by reducing this possible transportation barrier, more citizens are encouraged to get vaccinated and protect other members of our community.”

Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. Those age 17 and under must have a parent or guardian present for consent to receive the vaccine.

The CDC recently announced updated safety guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the Transportation Security Administration, still require face masks when traveling on public transportation. 

More information regarding vaccine clinic locations in Tulsa County can be found at vaccinate918.com. THD continues to offer specimen collection for COVID-19 testing by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online. Call 918-582-9355 to speak to a public health professional. For more information about COVID-19, please visit tulsa-health.org/COVID19.

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