Starting on Monday March 1, adults aged 50+ who require assistance with transportation to their scheduled vaccine appointment can call Age Concern to arrange free transportation, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said.
Speaking at last night’s [Feb 24] press briefing, Minister Wilson said, “I am also pleased to announce a partnership with the Ministry of Health and Age Concern Bermuda to provide assistance to their members to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Starting next Monday March 1, adults aged 50+ who require assistance with transportation to their scheduled vaccine appointment can call Age Concern on 238-7525 to arrange free transportation.
“In order to receive this free service, individuals must have already registered and received their vaccination appointment. The transportation is being provided by Project Action and will include travel to and drop-off after your vaccination appointment, and is good for travel to vaccinations at both the Hospital and the Vaccination Centre at Bermuda College.
“These types of partnerships are vital as we must all work together to ensure that everyone who wants to be vaccinated, has the opportunity to do so. Across the world, experts agree that transitioning beyond this pandemic depends on the prevalence of immunity, especially among older and more vulnerable populations.
“The single most important thing we can do as individuals to achieve the population-wide immunity that slows down the virus’s spread is to get vaccinated. If we don’t, we risk additional outbreaks that will come at a terrible cost, and this is not something that we wish to experience.”