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Bedford Borough Council providing free taxi rides for Coronavirus jabs

September 7, 2021 8:00 AM

Coronavirus graphicBedford Borough Council is offering free taxi rides to local residents to and from Bedford Borough vaccination sites.

Cost of travel and ease of access can be a barrier to people and the Council is working to make it as easy as possible for people to get their Coronavirus vaccination.

People can book their vaccination via the NHS booking system at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine, or go to a drop-in centre in Bedford Borough including Bedford Heights or a number of local pharmacies. You can see an up-to-date list of drop in centres at www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/drop-in.

To get your free taxi ride, you just need to call one of the taxi operators from the list available at www.bedford.gov.uk/VaxiTaxi, give them the reference BBC VACCINE, and let them know where you need to be picked up and dropped off.

You will not be asked to pay anything as long as your journey is from a Bedford Borough address, and is going to or from a Bedford Borough vaccination site.

The Council knows there are people who want to get vaccinated who haven't been able to yet. With the new vaccine taxi service, we are trying to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get their life-saving Coronavirus jab.

More than three-quarters of Bedford Borough's over 16s have already had their first Coronavirus vaccination. Join them and help us all get back to the things we love.

The full list of taxi operators taking part in the Bedford Borough Vaccine Taxi service is:

3 Star Cars (01234 333333)

Bedford Executive Travel (07593 555593)

Clapham Cars (01234 327000)

Daytime Cars (07971 841777)

Flexible Cars (07415 267825)

Key Cars Bedford (01234 268888)