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City of Pico Rivera to Offer Free Transportation for Seniors to Local COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

The City of Pico Rivera, in collaboration with Fiesta Taxi, will be offering Pico Rivera residents age 65 years and older FREE transportation to the Los Angeles County COVID19 Vaccination site at the Los Angeles County Office of Education facility located in the City of Downey.

With vaccines now available for residents who are 65 years of age and older, City Officials cited the importance for our senior residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. With the City’s Dial-A-Ride program already in place, the program allowed for seniors to make transportation reservations for medical appointments within a six-mile radius of the City. City Officials decided to use the current service and create a dedicated program for seniors who wanted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but had transportation issues.

“COVID-19 vaccinations are incredibly important right now for those that are eligible and to those that will become eligible in the near future,” said City Manager Steve Carmona. “This program will allow for our most vulnerable population to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a timely manner without having to worry about transportation.”

Mayor Raul Elias would like to thank Councilmember Andrew C. Lara for his leadership on the Health Ad Hoc Committee and the City Council and City Staff's support for implementing this plan. Eligible residents who have made an appointment at the Downey location or approved medical facility are able to book transportation at least 24 hours in advance by calling 866.908.7289 and using account number 12616. Each qualified resident will be offered only one free roundtrip for each vaccination trip. Please note, if medical facility is a walk-up location, the taxi will wait on site for you till your appointment is over.

APPROVED MEDICAL FACILITIES

· LA County Office of Education-Downey

· Kaiser Downey

· Beverly Hospital – Montebello

· Caremore Care Center – Montebello and Downey

If your location is not listed, please call to verify or if you would like additional information on the City’s Dial-A-Ride program, please call the Transit Analyst at 562.801.5551.

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

vaccinatelacounty.com

TRANSPORTATION APPOINTMENT to Approved Medical Facility

866.908.7289 Use Account Number 12616. 

(Updated 4/7/21)