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Ashley Wilson
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2 months ago
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Uber offers FREE rides to vaccination sites

Need a ride to get a vaccine? Uber (and Lyft) have you covered!

Did you know that 45% of Americans do not have access to public transportation at this time?

In an effort to help those who wish to get vaccinated Uber said last week that it has partnered with retail pharmacy chain Walgreens to offer FREE transportation to its locations and offsite vaccination clinics in cities such as Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and more!

The initiative comes after Uber pledged in December to offer 10 million free or discounted rides to assure that “transportation is not a barrier to getting the [Covid-19] vaccine.”

Uber partners with a number of health systems, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage plans to move their 65+ members. These health care organizations can call, schedule, and pay for rides to vaccine appointments on behalf of their patients and those covered by government health programs, adding that riders do not need an app or a smartphone.

Read more about this here on NBC news.

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Jennifer Young

Thank goodness! We need to do better to take care of those who might not have transportation to these vaccination mega-sites. Thanks for sharing @Ashley Wilson

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Wonder if they would stop by my pharmacy to pick up my pills on the way lol.HI ASHLEY ...

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