Uber will now allow you to guide a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Walgreens
After a tough couple of months the place it was extraordinarily tough to get your arms on a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s now so shockingly simple to make a vaccine appointment that it’s so simple as calling an Uber. Like actually, you possibly can guide your COVID-19 vaccine and your trip to the appointment within the Uber app.
“Starting today, you can schedule your vaccination with Walgreens and your Uber ride to your appointment all in the Uber app,” Uber introduced on April 28, 2021.
The vaccine appointments are being supplied nationwide and Walgreens says vaccinations at the moment are out there at greater than 9,000 areas throughout the nation.
Although I’m already absolutely vaccinated, I fiddled round with the app to see if it was really that straightforward, and it’s. When you open the app, you’ll see the choice to guide a trip or a vaccine. Once the Walgreens appointment is confirmed, you possibly can instantly schedule your Uber trip to get your there, multi functional app. Confusing native authorities vaccine web sites, be damned.
Previously, you could possibly not guide your Walgreens vaccine appointment within the Uber app, however Uber would offer free rides to Walgreen shops to people who guide their appointment on their very own, and who additionally should not have transportation and dwell in an underserved neighborhood. At the beginning, Walgreens rolled out the free-rides-to-vaccines pilot program in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and El Paso, Texas. Uber made a pledge in December to supply 10 million free or discounted rides for individuals who need assistance attending to their vaccine appointment at Walgreens. For anybody else who needs to assist the trigger, you possibly can donate to the Vaccine Access Fund within the app as effectively and “help [Uber’s] nonprofit partners fund rides with Uber to vaccinations.”
Now that the U.S. is getting vaccinated and shifting by the world once more, Uber introduced the vaccine appointment information amongst different post-pandemic, post-vax plans.
For instance, Uber is about to launch one thing known as Uber Rent with Valet, which might permit you to guide a rental automobile and have it delivered to you. They’re additionally about to launch Uber Reserve for UberX, which might permit you to guide a trip 30 days prematurely like for rides to the airport, and per the ridesharing app, “our flight-tracking technology ensures you’ll have a ride ready when you land at your destination — even if your flight is delayed.”
But again to the vaccines. Currently, all Americans 16 and over are eligible for the vaccine. You can discover walk-in clinics in your neighborhood, you should use the federal government’s Vaccine Finder website, or you possibly can guide an appointment at Walgreens on the Uber app. At this level there’s actually no excuse to not get the jab. Happy vaxxing!