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The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative designed to provide transportation to vaccination clinics for Windsor and Essex County residents.  People living in our region who are unable to coordinate their own transportation due to financial, physical or other challenges will now have access to complimentary taxi service to and from vaccine clinics. This program is generously sponsored by Green Shield Canada, Hydro One, Sun Life, the Rotary Clubs of Windsor and Essex County and W/E Rotary Catch The Ace.  Transportation services will be provided by Vets Cab in Windsor and Sun Parlor Taxi in Leamington.   

“This is a critical program,” stated Windsor-Essex Chamber President & CEO, Rakesh Naidu, “we have reached a point where the reopening and recovery efforts are directly tied to getting maximum people vaccinated. Reducing the barrier to vaccination and making vaccination sites easily accessible is key, especially, for those that have mobility and financial challenges”.

Funding support from Sun Life was received as part of the Ontario Vaccination Support Council, a group founded by close to 100 businesses, organizations and the Ontario Chamber Network.  The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce thanks the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for their continued support and for making this project possible.

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce will oversee the transportation program along with community partners, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Vets Cab and Sun Parlor Taxi. Transportation partners will ensure that all safety protocols are in place for riders and drivers. Financial support has been provided by Green Shield Canada, Hydro One, Sun Life and the Rotary Clubs of Windsor and Essex County and W/E Rotary Catch The Ace.

Naidu added, “The vaccines are available and if we support the transportation for members of our community, we can reduce COVID-19 infections and fight off the potential for another wave in our region.”

Windsor and Essex County residents living in “Hot Spot” areas who have been scheduled for a vaccine can contact Vets Cab at (519) 256-2621 or Sun Parlor Taxi at (519) 326-9063 to take advantage of this program and arrange transportation. Billing from the transportation partners will go directly to the Windsor-Essex Chamber, no payment is required by the rider.  Donations or funding support inquiries should be sent to the Chamber at no later than April 30, 2021.