RESIDENTS across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole can get a free taxi to a Covid vaccination clinic.

BCP Council is offering support towards the costs of a taxi journey to appointments for those who need it.

Anyone who needs help getting to their jab session should call the area's Covid-19 helpline on 0300 123 7052 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Councillor Nicola Greene, BCP Council portfolio holder for Covid-19 resilience and public health, said: “It's so important that people aren't put off having their vaccination because travel is difficult, so we're providing financial support to those who need it to help them get to a local clinic.

"Just call our community response line on 0300 123 7052 and our team can help.”

Public Health Dorset said it has reviewed all the transport companies involved in the scheme to ensure they have the necessary Covid-secure measures in place. This includes the use of face coverings and plastic screens, as well as enhanced cleaning measures.

It comes as more local walk-in jab clinics open their doors in the coming days and weeks across Bournemouth.

As well as walk-in clinics, jabs are available at GP surgeries and at a network of nine community pharmacies.

For all the latest sites, including walk-ins currently available, visit

Sam Crowe, director of public health for Dorset and BCP Councils, said: “We want to make sure that everyone who wants to get their COVID jabs can get to their appointments, so we’re offering this scheme to anyone who needs it.

"Vaccines are being offered at several locations so if there’s one nearby and you need some help getting there, please give BCP Council a call and the team will talk to you about how we can help.”