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Uber, Walgreens partner to offer free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments in underserved communities

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SAN FRANCISCO - Walgreens and Uber are teaming up to offer people in underserved communities free rides to COVID-19 vaccine centers, part of an ongoing effort to address health care inequities and help those hit hardest by the pandemic.The companies announced Tuesday that Uber will offer free rides to Walgreens stores and offsite vaccine clinics for those who book a Walgreens vaccination appointment.

The pilot transportation program will start in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and El Paso before expanding to other cities.Once an individual has confirmed a vaccine appointment at a Walgreens store or one of its offsite clinics, they will receive an email to schedule the free Uber ride.

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