The volunteer transportation service Drive Happiness has expanded its Driving Rural Access Vaccine Project. The service, which traditionally helps seniors run errands and get to appointments, is looking to help those in rural communities without access to transportation get their flu shot if they desire.
Drive Happiness Program Coordinator Mawada Taehuni says that they continue to see a positive response to the program so far.
“There is a need for transportation, and we are just trying to provide people with the support if they need it,” Taehuni says, explaining the purpose is to make sure that those who want to get vaccinated get the support to do so.
The program is available to anyone 18 years old and older and is available to everyone in the County of Grande Prairie. Taehuni says that to use the program residents book their vaccine appointment, and then call the Drive Happiness line at least three days before the appointment. Once one of the eight volunteer drivers for Grande Prairie is confirmed the person will receive a call confirming their appointment.
To book an appointment, or for more information, call 1-888-336-4503