Contact: Sarah Granquist
Phone: (518) 891-4471

Notice to Public

January 29, 2021


Transportation Assistance for Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccinations


Below are three options available for those seniors needing transportation assistance to their vaccination appointments:


Option 1:

Franklin County Public Transportation is available for seniors on the Demand Runs within Malone, Tupper Lake, and Saranac Lake. The hours of operation of these service are as follows:


Malone:                 8:00am to 4:00pm (Monday- Friday)

Tupper Lake:       7:00am to 3:00pm (Monday- Friday)

Saranac Lake:      8:00am to 2:00pm (Monday –Friday)


This service can be used for transportation to and from pre-arranged COVID-19 vaccine appointments within those towns. There will be no fee charged for transportation services used to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Public Transportation requires a 24-hour notice to arrange transportation.  Seniors can schedule these on demand appointments by calling 518-483-9000 (during business hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm). 


Option 2

Seniors who have Medicaid can schedule transportation to a vaccine appointment by calling Franklin County Medicaid Transportation at 1-888-262-3975.


Option 3:

Seniors who do not have Medicaid OR friends, neighbors, or family members to drive them to their vaccination appointments, please contact the Franklin County Office for the Aging at 518-481-1526 for assistance.


No matter what option one chooses, please be sure to wear a face mask/covering at all times while in the vehicle/bus. 

To view more COVID-19 related news, please visit our COVID-19 Guidance page.