Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) is offering free transportation services via one of MVES’ transportation providers to adults 60 years and older to COVID-19 vaccine sites near your home. MVES understands that older adults are more susceptible to the pandemic and feels it is important to help all older residents in its 11 communities served get vaccinated. So if you live in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield or Winthrop, give us a call for a ride!
To make it simple, there are only three eligibility guidelines to get approved for your two roundtrips: be 60 years of age or older; don’t have other means to get to a vaccination site; or don’t have access to the vaccines at the building complex where you live. When taking your trips, masks will be required. Make sure to call us in plenty of time so you can plan the most convenient travel time for yourself. You are responsible for making your vaccine appointment. We will provide the transportation.
Visit the State’s website here for the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine and what phase you fall under according to your age and health conditions. You can call us at any time to get your trips approved so when the time comes to get vaccinated, you will be all set to call the transportation provider for your ride to and from a site near your home.
Those 75+ can call to get authorization for their rides before they get a vaccine appointment. For more information about the transportation vaccination program, call MVES at (781) 324-7705. Again, it is encouraged to call us as soon as possible so you can book your rides.