Taxi firms to offer free return journeys from some areas of Hereford for anyone finding it difficult to get to Covid-19 vaccination centres.

Two of the leading taxi companies in the county are to offer FREE return journeys for anyone struggling to get their Covid-19 vaccinations in Hereford.

Blue Line Taxis, Hi-Town Taxis and Herefordshire Council are working together to provide the deal, with pick-ups from the Widemarsh, Central, Hinton and Hunderton, Newton Farm and Greyfriars areas.

There are walk-in vaccination clinics held at Elgar House and Saxon Hall throughout the week for anyone aged 16 and over. You can find the latest times and dates here

 

Dr Rebecca Howell-Jones, Acting Director for Public Health for Herefordshire, said: “I am pleased that we are working with both Blue Line Taxis and Hi-Town Towns to offer this service for anyone who is currently struggling to get to any of our vaccination centres from some key areas of Hereford.

“We know it can be difficult to travel to vaccination centres, particularly for people who don’t have a car, find it difficult to get around or where money is tight. We hope this offer will help people to take up vaccination.

“I encourage anyone who has not yet had their vaccine to take the opportunity to do so now. 

“This is a really important action we can each take today to protect ourselves, our families and Herefordshire communities.”

To book your free taxi, call either Blue Line Taxis on 01432 343435 (quoting code V21WVT) or Hi-Town Taxis on 01432 354321 (quoting code C19WVT).

You can find out more information about the vaccinations here

Published: 23rd August 2021