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Mobile vaccine, testing unit will be available soon in St. Lucie County

With the rise in COVID-19 infections, St. Lucie County will have a mobile COVID-19 vaccine and testing unit that will hit the streets very soon.

County commissioners on Tuesday voted to loan the county’s unit to community service partners to use.

“St. Lucie County’s public safety department purchased this vehicle back in the spring using Cares Act money,” said county spokesman Erick Gill.

Gill said the county is averaging nearly 300 positive COVID cases each day.

Gill said the bus will go into underserved communities that lack transportation.

“It will be on a more smaller scale,” said Gill. “We can go out and do a dozen or so tests or vaccines in certain neighborhoods.”

The two partners who will staff the bus are Care Here and the HANDS Clinic of St. Lucie County.

It’s unclear when or where the bus will operate.

This can be a really good opportunity for the underserved communities to get vaccinated and stay safe.