Free taxi to COVID-19 vaccination available to those who need it

Grab a cab to a vaccine appointment and protect yourself against COVID-19.

Published: Friday, 7th January 2022

VCars free taxi for Covid jab

It is now easier and safer for residents to protect themselves against COVID-19. From today, Swindon residents who are experiencing financial hardship or who have mobility issues and no practical means to get to a local vaccination centre, can now book a free return taxi journey to a COVID-19 vaccination site until the end of January 2022.

If you meet this criteria, you must book your vaccination appointment in advance using the NHS booking system, and then call V Cars on 01793 701701, quoting our account number and password:

Account number: SW-TTV01
Password: Vaccination Site

Proof of your vaccination appointment will need to be shown to the taxi driver and return journeys must be made within one hour of your appointment to the same address. All drivers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.

The best way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 is to book your vaccine. Visit the NHS website to book your appointment now: nhs.uk/covidvaccine

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “It’s very important that we do what we can to ensure everyone in our community is able to access the COVID-19 vaccine, and this service will be crucial in helping those who need the vaccine the most, attend their appointment in a convenient and safe way.

“Getting vaccinated and boosted is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family, so I would urge anyone who needs it and is eligible, to use this option to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.”

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