On Tuesday, President Joe Biden tweeted that Lyft and Uber will give free rides to and from vaccination sites.
“Help spread the word: From May 24 until July 4, Uber and Lyft will offer everyone in America free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites.”
This partnership was said to help 70% of the U.S. population.
“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 U.S. adult population with at least one shot by July 4th,” the White House said in a press release.
According to CNBC, Lyft will provide a “ride code” that will be available through the app and website on May 24th.
While the White House stated the rides were free, Lyft said it would cover $15 of a ride each way, according to CNBC. Lyft also said that it should cover “most, if not all” of the cost “based on past rides to vaccination sites it is observed.”
Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmerman stated, “The vaccine is the key to getting us all moving again, and we’re proud to do our part to move the country forward.”
He continued, “We’ve always believed transportation has the power to improve people’s lives, and this initiative makes that truer than ever. Helping more Americans get vaccinated helps the Lyft community of drivers and riders, and we’re grateful to the Biden Administration for prioritizing access.”
Roomies, how do you feel about this?