Uber, Lyft to Offer Free Rides to Vaccination Sites Under New White House Partnership

By Kurt Stolz on 11 May 2021
  • Share

An Uber driver in San Francisco last week

The Biden administration announced a partnership with ride-hailing services Uber Technologies and Lyft Tuesday to make all rides to and from vaccination sites free until July 4.

The move was announced by White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients in a call with state governors and is part of the White House’s efforts to get 70% of the U.S. adult population vaccinated by the holiday.

The new offering will launch in the next two weeks and will allow people going for their inoculations to travel to tens of thousands of vaccination sites, regardless of distance, at no cost.  The two companies were already providing some free or discounted rides but the new program is much broader and inclusive.

Both Uber and Lyft said they expect to promote the service in their apps in order to support the president’s vaccination goal.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

Accura News

Read previous post:
Coronavirus News Update – May 11: FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12 to 15. ...