Shuttle bus service to support vaccine take-up in Lincoln

A free shuttle bus service is being introduced in Lincoln to transport people up to the Lincolnshire Showground for their vaccinations.

Still opportunities to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Lincolnshire.
Still opportunities to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Lincolnshire.

The service comes in today (Thursday, August 12), between 8am and 6pm, and will leave the bus station (stand C) on the hour and pick up people from the vaccination centre at the Showground for the return journey on the half hour.

People will be asked to wear face masks on the shuttle bus

The service is in place for today and tomorrow, Friday August 13, and Monday to Friday next week, August 16 to 20.

Natalie Liddle, Acting Head of Service for Health Protection, said: “We know that for some, particularly young people who haven’t got easy access to transport, it can be difficult to get up to the Showground for their vaccination.

“This will give easier access for people to get their jab. Just turn up at the bus station at the allotted time to use the service.

“It’s important that if you are eligible for a jab then you take up the chance to get to the Showground.

“With the shuttle-bus service in place, it’s a quick and easy way to get vaccinated.

“Covid hasn’t gone away - getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from infection.

“We all need to take personal responsibility to do what we can to keep each other as safe as possible and reduce infection rates across the city.”