NEW DELHI: After rolling out Covid-19 vaccines to people above 45 years of age, the Indian government has now started a vaccination drive for people above 18 years of age. The government started the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to people above 18 years of age from May 1.
In order to support the people and to encourage everyone to take vaccines, ride-hailing service Uber has introduced a feature of free rides. Uber is now giving free rides to people so that they can reach their nearest vaccination centre and get themselves vaccinated.
In an email shared, Uber said, “Transportation shouldn’t be a barrier to getting access to the Covid-19 vaccine. That’s why we’re providing free rides to and from vaccine centres for everyone eligible for vaccinations.”
If you are eligible for vaccination or know someone who is, you can avail free Uber rides.
In order to redeem a free ride. You can follow the below-mentioned steps.
– Tap the menu in the top left of the Uber app and select ‘Wallet’
– Select ‘Add Promo Code’ at the bottom
– Add the promo code 10M21V
– Navigate to the home screen and enter the pick-up/drop-off location to the nearest vaccination centre
– Confirm your trip
Apart from India, Uber is also offering this similar service in the US to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, you can now search for your nearest vaccination centre on WhatsApp. MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp can now be used to find the nearest vaccination centre. As announced by the MyGovIndia Twitter handle in a post, one needs to simply type ‘Namaste’ at 9013151515 on WhatsApp.
The chatbot will generate an automated response. To locate the nearest covid vaccination centre, one will have to type in the six-digit PIN code.