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Fare-free Bus Transit to COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Regional transit partners are offering free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments to help address financial and transportation-related barriers to accessing the vaccine. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine appointment required.

Begins: Feb. 15, 2021
Bus lines participating: Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit and Petaluma Transit

What does this mean:

  • With this exemption, any individual scheduled for a vaccination appointment may use transportation services (including paratransit services) from the above-mentioned providers to and from a vaccination site, without a cost
  • A proof of appointment will be required


Vaccination sites in unincorporated areas:

  • Outside city limits, Sonoma County Transit has designated routes that serve specific sectors within unincorporated areas
  • Sonoma County Transit and Paratransit riders scheduled for vaccination appointments within these areas will also be offered a fare-free service
  • Some clinics – including those operating in unincorporated areas (i.e. Guerneville) – are partnering with small organizations/senior centers to provide volunteer transportation to scheduled patients
  • Additional transportation options and resources will be available as priority phases and tiers continue to open