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Uber, Lyft use rides to vaccines to get drivers, customers back on the platform

Uber, Lyft use rides to vaccines to get drivers, customers back on the platform
April 9, 2021
Reuters

The Uber and Lyft vaccine rides can be booked by cities or nonprofits on behalf of residents, or by passengers through access codes. Drivers receive the regular fare for the trips, an important element for nonprofit United Way, which partnered with Lyft.

“People who are driving for Lyft and Uber are financially challenged in our society and this creates more work for them,” said Suzanne McCormick, the organization’s president.

Uber and Lyft say they are not collecting passenger data for vaccine rides, and the data is protected by health privacy laws.

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