We're slowly getting back to some semblance of normalcy after the COVID-19 as more and more people are vaccinated, and two of the top ridesharing services are offering help getting people in need of a ride to their vaccine appointments.
President Joe Biden took to twitter this morning to announce that Uber and Lyft will offer free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites from May 24 to July 4. He asked for all Americans to spread the word.
The service was announced by the White House back on May 11, and is part of the effort to get at least 70% of American adults at least one vaccination shot by the Fourth of July. Then we can (hopefully) start to put this nightmare behind us.
In order to take advantage of the free ride, you'll want to download either the Uber or Lyft app, choose a vaccine site, then follow some simple instructions to arrange a pickup time.
If you don't personally need a ride, you can use the service to arrange one for someone else like a parent, friend, or loved one who could benefit from this program.
Find more information about Lyft's involvement here, and more information about Uber here.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine, you can find information at vaccines.gov. The vaccine is given free of charge, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're not currently insured.
Hopefully this will be a big boost to getting Americans vaccinated and starting to leave this pandemic in the dust.
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