In an effort to encourage Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, President Biden announced a new partnership with Uber and Lyft. The ride-sharing companies will provide free rides to vaccination sites for anyone in the United States from May 24 through July 4. This agreement was made to help work toward meeting the President’s target of 70% of American adults getting at least one vaccine dose by July 4.
“We’re going to be able to take a serious step toward return to normalcy by Independence Day…And there’s a lot of work to do though to get there. But I believe we can get there.”
– President Biden
How to Redeem Your Ride
A new feature is set to launch in the Uber and Lyft apps within the next two weeks. It will allow you to simply select a vaccination site near you, follow the directions to redeem your ride, and then get a ride to and from a nearby vaccination site free of charge.
While Uber has not yet provided specific details on how the rides will work in the app, Lyft has said a ‘ride code’ will be available through the app and their website.
So be sure to check back in the Uber and Lyft apps to redeem your free ride to a vaccination site!