HopSkipDrive arranges transportation to COVID-19 vaccination centers for older adults
Written by Aylin Cook
HopSkipDrive was excited to arrange transportation to a vaccine distribution center for a large group of Denver-area older adults. Streamlining transportation operations in partnership with a regional agency, HopSkipDrive provided greater access to potentially life-saving vaccines.
Older adults are one of the most vulnerable populations to COVID-19, and as vaccines roll out, they’ve been prioritized as such. Yet, getting to vaccine distribution centers is a challenge for many seniors, especially those who may not drive anymore.
CareDrivers — caregivers on wheels — were instrumental to this operation, bringing empathy and care to these vital rides. HopSkipDrive’s COVID-Safe Ride Standards were instrumental as well, including first-in-market features such as required plastic dividers between front and back seats.
Our Co-founder and CEO, Joanna McFarland, says, “We’re privileged to be part of this large-scale vaccination effort to promote the safety and health of this vulnerable population and the community at large. Access to vaccines is crucial to older adults, and I’m proud that HopSkipDrive enabled COVID-Safe transportation to those centers.”
HopSkipDrive’s flexible, reliable, easy-to-use transportation solution is used by families and organizations alike to enable greater independence for older adults. Helping fulfill requests for medical appointments and various errands, the transportation care service has been especially critical during the pandemic.
Learn more about HopSkipDrive for older adults here.