WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is waiving transit fees for riders on their way to or back from getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Riders heading to a COVID-19 vaccination apportionment at Chatham-Kent Public Health Clinics, pharmacies or primary care offices can have their fares waved if they attend their appointment using any Rode CK Public Transit service including Chatham Conventional, Inter-Urban, Chatham Accessible, and Wallaceburg Accessible, the municipality announced Tuesday.

“Removing barriers to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccines is a community effort and we are delighted to have such willing partners in our community,” says Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent medical officer of health, said in a news release. “I truly hope that people take advantage of this generous offer and take the time to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19 and its variants.”

For information on vaccination options and upcoming CK Public Health clinics visit

The new transit policy is now in effect and will run until Aug. 30.

“We ask that riders let the driver know they’re going to a vaccine clinic at the time of boarding,” Ann-Marie Millson, manager of transit for the municipality, said. “We understand the cost of transportation can be a barrier for many residents who are trying to get vaccinated.”

Normal transit routes and operating schedules are available online.