Uber now offering free rides to and from your COVID-19 vaccine

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Need a ride to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Uber can help!

Uber is offering four free rides (up to $25 each) to get your COVID-19 vaccine between now and July 4, anytime between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Uber implemented this initiative to help reach the White House’s goal to fully vaccinate 70% of the U.S. population by July 4.

According to the Center for Disease Control less than 7% of 18- to 24-year-olds and less than 19% of 25- to 39-year-olds are fully vaccinated in the U.S.

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Uber integrated the information from vaccines.gov into their app and created a user-friendly way to find vaccines nearby through local providers.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment (many locations require an appointment)
  2. Open the Uber app and tap ‘Vaccine’
  3. Tap ‘Get your free ride’
  4. Enter the zip code of your appointment location to find where you are going to or from
  5. Select your provider location and your ride option, free up to $25 each way.
    1. Your drivers will be paid in full, but if you want to give some extra thanks to your drivers, please remember to leave a tip!

For more information on Uber’s free COVID-19 vaccine rides, click here.

Or see other terms and conditions in your Uber app.

Bailey Husker, Action News Jax

Bailey Husker is a digital content producer and assignment editor for Action News Jax.