Free taxi ‘jabcab’ services to and from Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre have been introduced to encourage residents to get their COVID-19 jab.
This scheme comes as Sheffield City Council’s latest pledge to encourage those wanting to get vaccinated.
Free City Taxis will be available to all Sheffield residents travelling to and from the Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre, Longley Lane, Sheffield, S6 7JN.
A spokesperson from City Taxis said: “Free City Taxis will be available to all Sheffield residents travelling to and from the Longley Lane Vaccination Centre, making it easier to get their first or second dose and booster jab.”
The Jab Cabs are only available for bookings to or from the centre, which is open 7 days a week, 08:00- 19:00, and accepts both walk-ins and appointments.
Sheffield City Council said: “Call City Taxis on 0114 235 8997 and book with code ‘SCC vaccine’. Your trip there and back will be paid for by us. We will only pay for taxis to the Longley Lane vaccination site.”
The ‘jabcab’ service will also cover those not travelling alone, provided you tell City Taxis how many people will be travelling when you book. You can also book an accessible taxi suitable for both manual or electric wheelchairs if you let them know in advance.
Once at Longley Lane vaccination site you can ask the taxi to wait while you get your vaccine or you can book a separate return journey after you’ve had your jab.
Currently, COVID-19 vaccinations in the UK are available for anyone aged 12 or over, although Walk-ins are available for those 16+ only, 12-15 year olds must book an appointment.