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Ride bus, get vaccine: Augusta Transit hosting Thursday clinic



AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta Transit riders can get a COVID-19 vaccination on the go Thursday at the 1546 Broad St. transfer station.

Hours of the clinic are 5:45 to 9:45 a.m., according to an Augusta Transit news release. The Richmond County Health Department mobile vaccine clinic will be on hand to administer the vaccine, it said.

Priority will be given to bus riders, but walk-ups will be accepted. No appointment is needed, and the cost is free. Car parking is limited, and the clinic won’t be a drive-through vaccine site.

People needing a vaccination get to choose between the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot or the first dose of the two-shot Moderna vaccine.

Bus riders should allow 15 minutes to check in and 20 minutes to wait after receiving the vaccine.

Augusta Transit remains free of charge this month, but face masks are required through Sept. 13 under federal guidelines, the department said. No eating or drinking is allowed on buses or transit vans and the mask rule will be enforced, city officials said.

For bus routes or schedules, call (706) 821-1719 or use the MyAT mobile app.

City officials and Gold Cross EMS are holding another vaccine clinic from 1-6 p.m. May 17 at Augusta Regional Airport. Gold Cross personnel will administer the Pfizer vaccine, with the second dose date set for June 14.