SPECIAL bus services are being put on next week to help people get across Worcester for their flu jabs.

The Worcester City Primary Care Network has arranged for shuttle buses to take people from Crowngate to the Racecourse.

Starting on November 29, the services will run from the Crowngate Bus Station (stand P) to the Grandstand between 9.30am and 2pm Monday to Wednesday, 12pm to 2.30pm on Thursday and 9.30am until 2.30pm on Friday.

The services have been set up as a partnership between the PCN, Worcester City Council's communities team and Worcester Wheels.

Anyone using the bus service is asked to check availability at www.worcestercity-pcn.co.uk/flu before travelling

Passengers are also asked to wear a face covering while onboard to protect others.

The Worcester Racecourse flu vaccination site was the first of its type in the country.

Earlier this month, a similar service was set up to take people from Worcester to the walk-in site at KGV Community Hub in Brickfields.

This was for both flu and covid boosters.

Due to “extremely high demand”, WCPCN are urging people to make use of its new tracker that monitors stock levels at clinics across the area.

There are also walk-in booster clinics at SW Healthcare sites which includes St Peter’s Baptist Church, Three Counties Showground in Malvern and Artrix in Bromsgrove.

A SW Healthcare spokesman said: “We recommend patients book ahead for these venues if they can, as the walk-in sessions do get very busy and vaccines at these are subject to availability.

“If the venue patients are looking to book an appointment with isn’t listed on the booking system, it’s likely that no slots are currently bookable for that site—but we’re adding new appointments all the time, so recommend patients keep checking for updated availability.”

Weekly opening times and availability as well as details on how to book can be found online.