Updated: Sep 7, 2021
Bedford Borough Council is offering free taxi rides to local residents to and from Bedford Borough vaccination sites.
The council believes the cost of travel and ease of access can be a barrier to people and is working to make it as easy as possible for people to get their COVID-19 vaccination.
To get a free taxi ride, people will need to call one of the operators from the list available at www.bedford.gov.uk/VaxiTaxi, give them the reference BBC VACCINE, and let them know where they need to be picked up and dropped off.
Passengers will not be asked to pay anything as long as their journey is from a Bedford Borough address, and is going to or from a Bedford Borough vaccination site.
Cllr Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, said: “We know there are people who want to get vaccinated who haven’t been able to yet. With our new vaccine taxi service, we are trying to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get their life-saving COVID-19 jab.
“More than three-quarters of Bedford Borough’s over 16s have already had their first COVID-19 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
Bedford Executive Travel
Key Cars Bedford.