If You’re Old Or Disabled But Not In A Wheelchair, The City Of Waterloo Will Take You To And From A Vaccine Clinic For Free

Free transportation to COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors and adults with disabilities in Waterloo
This is a nice thing that Waterloo is doing and I hope that other cities in the region and beyond will follow suit. But dear god, this one line here.

According to a Thursday news release, the vehicles are not wheelchair accessible.

My only hope is that this program came together extremely quickly and with virtually no notice. Otherwise, what the fuck? How do you offer rides to people with disabilities and then exclude one of the groups that needs them the most? Yes, there are individuals that own their own accessible vehicles, but I don’t think they’re the majority, guys. I’m trying really hard not to be insulted on other people’s behalf because I generally don’t like it when people do that to me, but wow.

If you are able to use the service, it’s set to kick off this coming Monday (March 29th). It will run Monday through Friday between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. They aren’t able to take same day bookings, so once you have your vaccine appointment scheduled, they should probably be your next call. To get in touch with them, call 519-579-6930.

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