Free door-to-door transport service for vulnerable people to get Covid-19 jabs in South Yorkshire

11 February 2021

Community Transport providers across South Yorkshire are offering a free door-to-door transportation service to COVID vaccination sites for vulnerable people unable to access mainstream public transport.

The service, which is offered on a first-come-first serve basis, aims to contribute to the region’s vaccine effort by helping the vulnerable receive their COVID-19 jab.

Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, said: “No one should miss the chance to have the vaccine because they have difficulty travelling to the vaccination site.”

On 6 February according to ITV news, a total of 1,595,844 doses have been administered across the North East and Yorkshire – that’s 1,519,871 who have had their first doses and 75,973 who have had their second doses.

Mr Taylor continued: “Community Transport operators have been providing a limited Dial-a-Ride service for essential trips, so, we decided to use this vital resource to support people in need across South Yorkshire and make a contribution to the region’s vaccination effort.”

The Community Transport providers across the region use fully accessible vehicles and pick passengers up directly from their homes.

Service users are advised to arrange the door-to-door service well in advance, at least two days before the journey by calling their local provider once they have their vaccination appointment.

To find out more information please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website or contact your local community transport provider.

Written by Tammie Beech

2nd Year BA Journalism Studies Student. Passionate about human interest stories.

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