MTS offers free COVID-19 vaccines at 12th & Imperial Transit Center on May 28

COVID-19 vaccines will be offered by MTS in cooperation with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Photo by Chris Stone

On Friday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), in collaboration with San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to the public without an appointment at 12e & Imperial Transit Center in downtown San Diego.

All three streetcar lines and numerous bus lines connect to this transit hub, making it the busiest in San Diego County. Those who receive their first dose will automatically get an appointment for the second dose at the same location on June 18.

“I want to thank San Diego County for providing these free vaccinations to transit users,” said Sharon Cooney, CEO of MTS. “We must do everything possible to achieve the level of collective immunity. By offering vaccines at our busiest transit center, we are taking a big step towards this goal. “

Details include:

  • The vaccine is available free of charge
  • Health insurance and non-compulsory appointments to be vaccinated
  • Also available, if you prefer
  • For minors 12 years of age and over: consent must be provided in person by the parent / guardian at the vaccination site OR a parent / guardian can give consent in advance by completing a consent form (English/Spanish)
  • Only Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be provided to minors right now

In addition, MTS offers free walks every day for runners who can show an email confirming a vaccination appointment scheduled for that day – either a printout or on a smartphone. MTS Access Paratransit Passengers with subscription must pre-book journeys to / from the normal way. For more information on scheduling a vaccination appointment, please visit or dial 2-1-1.

MTS has dramatically stepped up cleaning and disinfection practices on vehicles and at stations since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Paid vehicles are cleaned nightly (vacuumed, wiped and wiped down) and disinfected daily with CDC-approved solutions for COVID-19. The disinfectant is applied to all hard surfaces that are commonly touched (seat backs, cargo box, driver controls, all handrails, walls and windows). For more details on cleaning protocols for MTS, visit Clean Ride web page.

MTS continues to operate around 95 bus lines and three light rail lines. Frequencies and ranges have been restored to near pre-COVID-19 levels. The updated timetables are available on the MTS website. MTS requests that people wear face coverings at all times and practice physical distancing when possible.

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