Leicester taxi drivers bid to surpass 11,000 ‘vaccine trips’

By Thomas Carter

Leicestershire cab company ADT Taxis is offering free journeys for elderly people to take them to get their vaccinations.

The service, dubbed ‘vaccine trips’, has been taking place since the beginning of the UK’s vaccination program, with the company initially offering free taxi rides for those aged 80 or older.

As of this week, ADT Taxis has completed 10,898 vaccine trips, with more on the way as people continue to get their Covid-19 vaccinations at local hospitals.

With almost every adult in the UK aged 80 or older having received the coronavirus vaccine, the company is now offering 20 per cent off for other vaccine journeys, continuing to help the community in Leicester city centre and surrounding areas.