By CBSNewYork Team

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork)NJ TRANSIT has rolled out a new effort to help New Jersey residents get their COVID vaccines.

As part of a public-private partnership, the agency is now offering free rides to and from vaccination sites.

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The “VAXRIDE” program is funded by sponsors, including pharmaceutical company Novartis.

It provides for about 11,000 New Jersey residents to get up to two free roundtrips to get vaccinated.

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