The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and Agape Family Health collaborated to launch “Wellness on Wheels,” a mobile vaccination service to bring the COVID-19 directly to seniors and at-risk citizens.
The bus will tour the City of Jacksonville through June, targeting areas where there are gaps in health equity. Vaccinations will be distributed by Agape healthcare professionals and in accordance with local and state guidelines. This week Presient Biden announced that by Nay 1st, the vaccine will be vailabel to all aduts.
“The ‘Wellness on Wheels’ initiative brings health and wellness to the doorstep of the community,” said Mia L. Jones, Agape Family Health Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to partner with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority to provide accessibility to COVID-19 response services.” The JTA retrofitted two buses for the initiative. “The JTA is committed to helping as many of our citizens access the COVID-19 vaccine as possible, and that includes those who have no way to get to a vaccination site,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.
Following the ribbon cutting, the Wellness on Wheels tour began with service to the Centennial Towers in Downtown Jacksonville. The tour will continue at various locations throughout the community. Schedule and locations are available at agapecovidhealth.com.
Additional senior center stops will be scheduled with the goal of vaccinating approximately 500 residents each week.
The JTA continues to help the Jacksonville community with free transportation to eligible populations to COVID-19 vaccination sites through its Rides to Health program.
For information on using zTrip to get to vaccination locations, visit health.jtafla.com or call JTA Customer Service at (904) 630-3100.
For more information about Wellness on Wheels visit agapecovidhealth.com. Shown at launch is JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. and Mia L. Jones, Agape Family Health Chief Executive Officer