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How TransLink’s Mobile Vaccine Bus supported the vaccine rollout in Metro Vancouver

How TransLink’s Mobile Vaccine Bus supported the vaccine rollout in Metro Vancouver

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Today sign in front of the mobile vaccine bus

Over the past year, TransLink’s Mobile Vaccine Bus rolled throughout Metro Vancouver in partnership with local health authorities to make it easier for people to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

TransLink Mobile Vaccine BusThe numbers 

  • The Mobile Vaccine Bus made 12 stops, including White Rock, Surrey, Burnaby and Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal – 45 per cent of doses given at these stops were first doses. 
  • More than 100,000 people were vaccinated by health care workers at the Coquitlam and South Surrey Park and Rides.  
  • Close to 160,000 COVID-19 tests were provided at the Coquitlam and South Surrey Park and Rides since September 2020.  
  • 3,200 trips booked through HandyDART to help individuals get to and from their vaccination appointment. 

 

“I’d like to extend a huge thank you to our health care heroes for their tireless and continued efforts in getting people vaccinated,” says Kevin Quinn, TransLink CEO. “We know getting vaccinated is our best defense against this virus and TransLink is proud to have played a small but important role in helping make it easier for people to access their vaccines.” 

TransLink would also like to thank its operating companies and their staff for their efforts in these vaccination programs. As well as Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health for making priority vaccination clinics available to front-line employees early on.  

Transit has been a safe and reliable way to get around our region throughout the pandemic. TransLink continues to work closely with provincial health officials to ensure our Safe Operating Action Plan reflects current public health advice.