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10/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2021 11:17

RTA and Care Alliance Health Center Partner to provide COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing County Wide

RTA and Care Alliance Health Center Partner to provide COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing County Wide

October 22, 2021

For Immediate Release

Cleveland, OH - The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and Care Alliance Health Center are partnering to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines and testing throughout the county. Care Alliance will utilize our Community Immunity Bus to expand access to areas with low vaccination rates and disproportionately higher cases of COVID.

"RTA is proud to partner with Care Alliance Health Center to expand access to the vaccine and testing countywide," said Ms. Birdsong, RTA General Manager & CEO. "Our mission is Connect the Community and our role in these efforts demonstrates our commitment to that mission. We want to do our part to remove barriers to anyone who wants to get the vaccine or needs testing," Ms. Birdsong said.

"This partnership with RTA is critical to educating our community and increasing vaccination rates. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted the lives of children and adults, and the immunization process will be an important step towards recovery," stated Claude L. Jones, President and CEO of Care Alliance Health Center.

Care Alliance Health Center hosting its first vaccination and testing event at Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's 2491 Baldwin Road, Cleveland Ohio property on Thursday, October 21, 2021 and is scheduling additional events in the coming weeks.

Appointments are not be necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Vaccines are available to anyone 12 years and older. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to receive the vaccine.
Funding for this partnership is a result of a grant from The Ohio Department of Transportation and their "Ride to Community Immunity" initiative.

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Natoya J. Walker Minor
Deputy General Manager, Administration & External Affairs
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
1240 West 6th Street | Cleveland, Oh 44113
Email: [email protected]
Desk: 216.356.3110 | Cell: 216.647.3614