Uber And Lyft Will Give Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Spots, White House Says

You'll be able to pick a vaccination site that's close by and redeem free rides.

The White House said Tuesday that as part of the "historic commitment", Lyft and Uber would promote rides to and from tens of thousands of vaccination sites through their apps.

"By helping Americans get a free ride to a vaccination site, Lyft and Uber are eliminating a potential barrier and driving America closer to the President's goal of getting 70% of the US adult population with at least one shot by July 4th", the White House said Tuesday.

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More than 58% of American adults have now received at least one vaccination shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. It expects that'll cover the cost of most fares, if not all of them. The White House will help advise on the product and how it is rolled out as well as share data on the more than 80,000 vaccination sites in the country, an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch.

"Vaccines are our best hope to beat this pandemic and soon everyone in America will be able to take a free Uber to get their shot", Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.

President Biden on Tuesday is set to announce a partnership with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to provide free rides to anyone going to a COVID-19 vaccination aapointment through July 4, the White House said.

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Lyft says that by May 24th, users can claim a ride code, which covers $15 of rides each way to and from a vaccine site.

Last month, Uber said it was launching more than a half-dozen new features, including one that will let users book vaccine appointments at Walgreens and reserve a ride to get their jab. You can use a code for rideshare, bike or scooter rides during typical pharmacy opening hours of 6PM to 8PM.

The White House is ramping up some other efforts in an attempt to meet the July 4th goal.

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Lyft kicked off in December a universal vaccine access campaign, a coalition of partners that includes JPMorgan Chase, Anthem and United Way, to provide 60 million rides to and from vaccination sites for low-income, uninsured, and at-risk communities.

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