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Need a ride to your vaccine appointment? United Way wants to help

As more vaccines become available, more people will be able to sign up to get one, but what about those who have no way to get there? United Way has a solution.

MADISON, Ala. — As more vaccines roll out into the community, United Way wants to help people get to their appointments.  

United Way says they will provide safe and secure rides through ride-sharing companies.

In order to receive the free ride though, you have to have a confirmed vaccine appointment at a designated vaccine site. The free ride will be a round trip, to and from your appointment. 

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The service will be a big help, especially for veterans, senior citizens and people with limited transportation options.   

"The good news is the vaccines are becoming more available and we're happy about that but we know there are barriers and the barriers exist in our community and so, the United Way's proud to be kinda at the center of this effort of bringing together people who need help with people who can help," said Ron Poteat, United Way of Madison County Board Chair.

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To schedule a ride just dial 211, lines are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

You'll need to provide your name, pickup location and vaccine appointment information. 

For the most up-to-date COVID vaccine information, check out this WZDX story: Alabama COVID vaccine updates

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