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AC Transit resumed service Monday of a free vaccine shuttle.

The express shuttle operates every 15 minutes to transport riders between the Coliseum BART to Oakland Coliseum’s Pedestrian Village mass vaccine site and will continue through Sunday, May 9.

AC Transit halted operations of the vaccine shuttle in April when state Office of Emergency Services notified the transit service that Pedestrian Village would provide shuttles to the site instead.

But as previous vaccine recipients travel for their second dose at the Village, AC Transit has stepped in to provide additional transportation. The board’s President, Elsa Ortiz says AC Transit supports making the vaccine accessible through public transportation.

“AC Transit previously announced our operational readiness to assist the state or local agencies should the need arrive, and we remained committed to slowing and ultimately stopping the transmission of COVID-19,” she said.

Vaccine appointments are available for residents or employees of Alameda or Contra Costa County who are 16 years old or older.