“We recognize the critical role that vaccinations play in safeguarding the health of our most vulnerable citizens, as well as the opportunity for public transit to provide transportation to vaccination sites for our transit-dependent citizens,” said Wayne York, Transit Manager. “We are leveraging all of our available resources to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for those that want it, while still maintaining regular transit services and schedules.”
Effective April 1, 2021, all residents of Stanislaus County ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Teens who are 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult and are only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Passengers should plan to bring a government-issued identification, as well as any other documentation required by the vaccination site. If visiting a site where vaccination appointments are required, be sure to inform the Turlock Transit representative of that appointment time when scheduling your trip. If visiting a site where vaccination appointments are not required, be prepared for extended wait periods, which can occur due to high demand.
These enhanced Dial-a-Ride services are subject to evaluation and change in the future, as needed. Financial support for these services is available from the transit portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has authorized CARES Act funding to be used to support local communities with vaccine distribution.
Enhanced health and safety protocols remain in effect on all transit buses and facilities:
For more information, please visit http://www.turlocktransit.com or call (209) 668-5600.