Muni Offers Free Transportation For Passengers Traveling To Get Covid-19 Vaccine

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

Muni Offers Free Transportation For Passengers Traveling To Get Covid-19 Vaccine

Roundtrip travel to vaccine appointments will be free starting February 23rd.

The office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Friday that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will offer free round-trip transportation on Muni to passengers who show evidence of a vaccine appointment. Proof may include an appointment confirmation or a vaccine card (electronic versions such as a photo or email will be accepted).

Muni will be free to ride for anyone traveling to receive their vaccination, regardless of which vaccination site they go to. This includes “high-volume vaccination sites, neighborhood vaccine access sites, Department of Public Health clinics, pharmacies offering vaccinations, as well as vaccination sites outside of San Francisco.”

SFMTA will also increase the service available to Essential Trip Card (ETC) participants by $60. The ETC program is available to seniors and people with disabilities to make essential trips safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. ETC participants will receive an email or phone call with instructions, and adults wishing to apply for the ETC program may do so by calling 311 and mentioning the program.

SFMTA Director of Transportation Jeffrey Tumlin said, “Getting San Franciscans vaccinated is the City’s highest priority at the moment, and we’re doing our part to support saving lives and saving jobs… By allowing free Muni access to and from all vaccination sites, we are eliminating transportation and cost barriers from receiving this life-changing vaccine.”

In addition to vaccinating healthcare workers and people over 65, San Francisco will begin vaccinating restaurant workers, emergency workers, and teachers starting February 24th.


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