Muni Rides Now Free to SF’s Vaccination Sites
Mayor London Breed Announces Free Transportation on Muni To and From COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Friday, February 19, 2021
Starting Tuesday, February 23, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will offer free Muni trips and expanded Essential Trip Card credit for customers traveling to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that SFMTA will offer free, roundtrip transportation for people traveling to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. This program is part of the City’s efforts to make it as convenient as possible for people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and complements the City’s strategy to deliver vaccines equitably and locate vaccination sites in areas that are accessible by public transportation.
Starting on Tuesday, February 23, anyone traveling to receive their vaccination will be able to ride Muni to and from their appointment for free, regardless of which site they go to. This includes the City’s 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.
Customers on Muni traveling to and from a COVID-19 vaccination site will need to show their appointment confirmation or vaccine card as “proof of payment.” Electronic appointment confirmations, such as an email or photo will be accepted.
In addition to making Muni free for travel to and from vaccination sites, starting on Tuesday, February 23, SFMTA will increase the amount of service available to Essential Trip Card (ETC) participants by $60. The ETC is a discount program to help seniors and people with disabilities make essential trips in taxis during the COVID-19 pandemic. ETC participants will receive an email and/or phone call with instructions on how to load the additional credit to their card. Older adults or persons with disabilities may apply for the ETC program by calling 311 and mentioning the program.
Paratransit rides will also be free to and from vaccination sites within SF Paratransit’s service area.
Health care providers in San Francisco and the Department of Public Health are currently vaccinating people 65 and older and health care workers. The City has developed a webpage for people who live and work in San Francisco to find vaccination sites in San Francisco and book appointments. People who are eligible to be vaccinated can sign-up for an appointment at: SF.gov/getvaccinated. Anyone who works or lives in San Francisco can sign up for a notification when they are eligible for vaccination at SF.gov/vaccinenotify.
More information about transportation to vaccination sites is available online at sfmta.com/COVID.