The Stoke-on-Trent City Council ticket to ride which will help tackle health inequality

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A free taxi shuttle service is being offered to Stoke-on-Trent residents who want to have the Covid-19 vaccination, but may have found it hard to get to a vaccination centre.

The new service will provide residents with a return trip from their homes direct to the city-wide vaccination programme.

The shuttle service is for residents living in the following areas of the city where the uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine to date has been lower:

  • Hanley & Etruria
  • Shelton & Joiners Square
  • Longport & Burslem Park
  • Florence (Normacot)
  • Tunstall
  • Cobridge & Central Forest Park
  • Bentilee & Ubberley
  • Boothen & Penkhull
  • Meir North

The move, which is part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s ongoing approach to reducing health inequality, aims to tackle any transport barriers that may stop people from taking up the vaccine.

The shuttle service begins today and will operate into the new year. The shuttle taxis can be booked by calling 01782 234234.