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Free transport to get you to your COVID-19 vaccination Booster

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As part of its work to help every eligible person in Shropshire receive their COVID-19 booster jab by the end of the year, Shropshire Council is offering free transport to booked vaccination appointments.

The offer is open to anyone who does not have their own transport and is unable to arrange transport through family, friends or local transport.

Subject to availability, the council can help by arranging transport to get you to your previously booked appointment.

To arrange this, contact the council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (option 0). Lines are open Monday to Friday, working hours.

To book this you must give at least 48 hours’ notice to allow time for the transport to be arranged, and you must have a pre-booked vaccination or booster appointment.

The transport will take you to the appointment and back home once you have had your jab.

Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care and public health, said:-

“The most effective way to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant and the high numbers of COVID-19 infections in Shropshire is to be fully vaccinated and to get your booster jab.

“In a large rural county like Shropshire it can be a struggle for some people without transport to get to a vaccination or booster jab appointment.

“This shouldn’t become a reason for people in Shropshire not getting their jab – it’s vital we do everything we can to help people to get to and from their booked appointment.”

This free transport service will not be available on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and will be reviewed in January 2022