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COMET gives rides to get COVID vaccine shots

The COMET “Don’t Miss Your Shot” campaign will transport people, free of charge, who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They have a dedicated website with more information: www.COMETCovidHelp.org or call 803-255-7100.

The COMET offers three additional programs to serve those 65 years old and older and/or persons with disabilities needing transportation:
• DART services: Call 803-255-7123 for the same day, up to 7 days in advance, as long as you have a prescheduled vaccination appointment (you may need to show proof to the bus operator).

• V-TRIP, the Volunteer Transportation Program, which provides limited mileage reimbursement to a friend or neighbor who transports someone who resides in Richland or Lexington Counties but is outside of The COMET service area. Registration for this program is required by calling 803-834-2382 or visiting mobility@thecometsc.gov.

• PUP, or the Pick-Up Program, utilizes Uber, Lyft, and Taxi services to transport residents of Richland or Lexington Counties who are outside of

The COMET service area. Limited reimbursement is provided, and registration is required by calling 803-834-2382 or visiting mobility@thecometsc.gov.