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Transport to vaccinations for the clinically extremely vulnerable

Published Thursday 4 February, 2021
Last updated on Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Swale council is working with local volunteers to provide free essential transport to covid-19 vaccination sites in the borough.

Working with Swale Community and Voluntary Services (Swale CVS), Swale council can help the clinically extremely vulnerable in the community to access their vital vaccinations.

Anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable simply needs to call the council’s helpline and they will then make a referral on their behalf to Swale CVS. They will then match them up with a volunteer driver who will take them to and from their vaccination appointment for free.

Cllr Angela Harrison, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at the council, said:

“We know that many people in Swale are greatly anticipating their coronavirus vaccinations, but something as essential as transport can potentially be a barrier for some in the borough.

“That is why we are working with Swale CVS to provide free essential transportation to and from the vaccination sites so that we can help ensure as many people as possible are getting their vaccine.

“The NHS is working hard on the fast roll out of the vaccine, and we want to ensure that those who are unable to travel still have a way to get their vaccine safely. This vaccine is the first step towards us moving back to some form of normality.”

Transportation will be covid secure to ensure the safety of both the passenger and the driver. It is being fully funded by Swale council and is being supplied by volunteer drivers from Swale CVS.

To arrange transportation, please call the Swale council community support line on 01795 417525, for a referral to Swale CVS.