St. Louis County and the Duluth Transit Authority are conducting a joint vaccination effort next week at the Duluth Transportation Center on Michigan Street downtown.

The clinic will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-5 p.m., both days, and is aimed at both educating and vaccinating for COVID-19 with no appointment necessary.

The clinics will feature public health nurses on hand to answer questions, and they will have vaccine doses ready for anyone who would like to be vaccinated free of charge. The joint effort is aimed at providing easy access and equity, a DTA news release said.

"“We wanted to provide the public with a great vaccination option in the heart of downtown," DTA General Manager Rob Fornier said in the news release. "This partnership with St. Louis County allows us to provide easy and equitable access to all."

Free fares on DTA buses and via STRIDE paratransit are available to and from the vaccination site. Additionally, free parking will be available during the event at the Duluth Transportation Center ramp adjacent to the facility.

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There will be no need for insurance, and all information provided to medical professionals is confidential, the DTA said. The Duluth Transportation Center is located at 228 West Michigan St.