Free taxi rides to vaccine centre in new Sheffield scheme

Written by Athena Stavrou

A local cab firm, City Taxis, have launched a new scheme this week, giving free taxi rides to people going to get their Covid-19 vaccination.

The initiative, named Sheffield JabCab, was set up by Sheffield City Council and City Taxis, to encourage people to get their 1st, 2nd and booster vaccinations.

Sacha Skinner, a spokesperson for City Taxis said: “We believe Jab Cabs are a really positive way of supporting those in our community who are restricted from travel, either financially or accessibility, who would otherwise not be able to get the Covid-19 vaccination.”

People from certain Sheffield postcodes will be able to get a free taxi to and from Longley Lane Vaccination Centre, which is near Northern General Hospital. All cabs will then be paid for by Sheffield City Council.

The centre is open every day of the week from 8am to 7pm, and vaccines are available on both an appointment and walk-in basis.

To claim a free taxi, people must call City Taxis on 0114 235 8997 and reference ‘SCC vaccine’

 

Written by Athena Stavrou

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