Popular Manchester taxi firm StreetCars have unveiled a brand new initiative to help the local community, offering free rides to any and all who need help getting to – and from – their local vaccination centre.
Helping hundreds of residents protect themselves against the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, StreetCars is allowing anyone needing to be dropped off at The Grange Community Resource Centre, Irish World Heritage, Jain Community Centre, Newton Heath Health Centre, Plant Hill Clinic, Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre or The Vallance Centre a free ride, assisting Manchester in ‘doing its bit’ during the current Omicron uproar.
Originally offering the service in Moss Side and Bellevue, the service will now span across North Manchester, too, in the hopes that more locals can stay healthy and fight against the virus.
David Regan, Manchester’s Director of Public Health, said: “Providing fair and easy access to the Covid jab for people in Manchester has been one of the cornerstones of the vaccination programme.
“This winter we are doing everything we can to get people vaccinated and the ManchesterJabCab is just one tool at our disposal to protect as many people as we can.
“The first week of the expanded booster programme was a huge success, with more than 44,000 booster jabs given in the space of the week. The challenge now will be to sustain that and keep people coming in during the Christmas run-up. We also want to encourage people to get their first dose as it’s never too late to get vaccinated.
“Vaccinations remain the best line of defence against serious illness if you develop Covid and I would ask anyone who’s not yet booked in to take up this opportunity and protect themselves and their loved ones this Christmas.”
To book, StreetCars will need your address, the vaccine centre you will be attending and the number of passengers who will be travelling, and you can book your car by calling 0161 228 7878.