The Library Offers a Dose of Protection against COVID-19

Bus wrapping reads: Come aboard for your free COVID-19 vaccine!

You Drive us to Keep Great Cleveland Healthy

RTA: You Drive Us.
Driving Toward Community Immunity.

Cleveland Public Library is offering a shot of protection against COVID-19.  

In partnership with the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), the RTA Community Immunity Bus Tour will stop at select neighborhood branch libraries starting July 19 through November 3. Medical staff will provide free Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to adults and children, ages five and up. A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone younger than 18 to receive the vaccine.

Carnegie West Branch July 19, August 23, September 27 & November 3 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Martin L. King, Jr. Branch July 28, September 8 & October 6 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Rice Branch August 1, September 12 & October 10 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Memorial-Nottingham Branch August 11, September 15 & October 20 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Rockport Branch August 18, September 22 & October 27 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Immunity Bus Schedule

“Connecting our community to vital services is a priority for Cleveland Public Library,” said Harriette Parks, Chief of Public Services at Cleveland Public Library. “We’re proud to partner with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the Cleveland Department of Public Health to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. We hope this effort will keep our community safe and healthy.” 

“Public libraries are hubs for a host of resources,” said CDPH Director Brian Kimball. “Our collaboration with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and Cleveland Public Library brings one of the most effective resources we have against COVID-19, vaccinations, to five neighborhood branches.” 

According to the latest CDPH Weekly Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Surveillance Report, more than 207,000 Cleveland residents have started or completed the primary vaccination series. Children as young as 5 years old are now eligible to receive a booster dose after completing the primary series. 

“We hope residents take advantage of this no-cost, convenient opportunity to protect themselves and loved ones against COVID-19,” adds Kimball. 

“Partnering with Cleveland Public Library and CDPH is a unique opportunity to provide access to those seeking to get vaccinated and boosted,” said Natoya Walker-Minor, Deputy General Manager of External Affairs and Administration for GCRTA.  “We recognize the benefit of public service partnerships and appreciate the synergy Cleveland Public Library and CDPH have brought to this effort for the communities we each serve.”

The RTA Community Immunity Bus is made possible by Ohio Department of Transportation funding to make the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to multiple communities in the greater Cleveland area. For a complete schedule of the bus tour at Cleveland Public Library visit