09/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2021 16:16
TriMet is hosting five COVID-19 vaccine clinics in partnership with Portland Community College and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, with $50 Walmart gift cards available for those who get vaccinated
TriMet has teamed up with Portland Community College and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center to host to a series of five COVID-19 vaccination clinics in September and October at our Willow Creek/SW 185th Ave Transit Center Park & Ride in Hillsboro. In addition, Centro Cultural will give a $50 Walmart gift card to each person vaccinated at these events.
Location: SW 185th Ave & Edgeway Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97006
The walk-up, outdoor clinics will feature the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech (age 12 or older), Moderna (age 18 or older) and single-dose Johnson & Johnson (age 18 or older) vaccines. The vaccine clinics are free and open to the public. No appointments, proof of insurance or identification are required, and bilingual support staff will be on site to assist Spanish speakers.
The Willow Creek/SW 185th Ave Transit Center Park & Ride is served by MAX Blue Line and as well as bus lines 52-Farmington/185th, 59-Walker/Park Way and 88-Hart/198th. Plan your trip there at trimet.org/planner. Plenty of free parking also will be available in the park and ride.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center serves people living in Washington and Yamhill counties by providing access to high quality, culturally appropriate health care.
With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the communities we serve, TriMet is working with our partners on how we can help. By hosting these vaccine clinics at our Willow Creek Transit Center, we hope it will be easier for people to get vaccinated. Also, earlier this month our LIFT paratransit service began a pilot program with Oregon Health & Science University to help free up hospital space as COVID hospitalizations have surged. Through this partnership, many patients will be transported home or to skilled nursing facilities as soon as they're ready for discharge.
Learn about TriMet's efforts to help our riders and employees stay healthy at trimet.org/health.