As the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Belleville prepares to shut down on Sunday, May 30, the St. Clair County Transit District reminds area residents that free transportation will remain available to and from the St. Clair County Health Department location at 330 West Main Street in Belleville where vaccines are still being administered. Individuals must have a confirmed vaccination appointment to gain complimentary access.
Free public transportation will be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via the SCCTD Flyer. This is an on-demand, door-to-door, round-trip service, which is also accessible via the MetroBus #1 Main Street-State Street, #15 Belleville-Shiloh-O’Fallon and #16 St. Clair Square, and MetroLink, at the College and Belleville Stations. Individuals can schedule a ride on SCCTD Flyer through the TransLoc app or by calling 618-800-6884.
Vaccinations will be administered by the health department on the SCCTD Flyer. No walk ups will be accepted.
“Our goal in providing this free service remains the same,” said Herb Simmons, Chair of St. Clair County Transit District’s Board of Trustees. “We want to help increase public access to these vaccinations by providing a safe, efficient, convenient and free-of-charge ride to those in our community.”
Individuals can visit the St. Clair County Health Department at www.co.st-clair.il.us and fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Notification Sign-Up form to be approved to schedule their vaccine appointment. The free public transportation being offered to and from vaccination sites since February is being funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.