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April 6, 2021

Metro Transit Connects Area Residents to Life-Saving Vaccinations

Thousands of free COVID19 vaccinations will be administered at The Dome at America’s Center in downtown St. Louis over an eight-week period starting Wednesday, April 7. Participants can avoid traffic, downtown construction and parking issues by riding MetroLink or MetroBus to The Dome at America’s Center. The Convention Center MetroLink Station is located conveniently at Washington Avenue and 6th Street, just two blocks south of The Dome at America’s Center. Fifty-three Missouri MetroBus routes connect with MetroLink in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, so taking Metro Transit is easy. If driving to a MetroLink station is more convenient, they can park their cars at any of 10 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri, and take the train to the Convention Center MetroLink Station. Metro Public Safety team members will be at the Convention Center Station to assist passengers. Three MetroBus routes conveniently service The Dome at America’s Center: the #32 Dr. ML King, #40 N. Broadway and #174X Halls Ferry Express. All three of these MetroBus routes serve bus stops immediately adjacent to the Dome.

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) plans to administer up to 168,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Dome over the next two months. Appointments are strongly encouraged as it will save you time, but are not required. Individuals will have the opportunity to register on site.

Missouri residents can register through the State of Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator website or by calling 1-877-435-8411. After registering, eligible residents will be contacted with information about the vaccine appointment date and time.

FEMA’s vaccination site will be located inside the concourse level of The Dome at America’s Center at the corner of Broadway and Cole. The City of St. Louis is offering free parking just north of the Dome.

Masks and face coverings are required for anyone while riding on MetroLink and MetroBus, and are required at MetroLink stations and Metro Transit Centers. A one-ride fare is just $1 on MetroBus and $2.50 on MetroLink. To plan your trip, download the Transit app to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (phone) or 314-207-9786 (text), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The federally supported vaccine clinic at The Dome at America’s Center will operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for eight weeks.

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes more 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 68 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 123 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.​