Uber to launch promo codes for rides to vaccination sites

Uber to launch promo codes for rides to vaccination sites
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Ride-hailing giant Uber launched a campaign giving out promo codes for Brazilian customers going to vaccination sites. Discounts will be worth BRL 30 (USD 5.60).

Initially, the promotion will only be carried out in Belo Horizonte — the capital city of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais — and multiple municipalities in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. Other regional capitals, such as Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, and Salvador, are set to be next.

The promo codes will be handed out by health workers at selected clinics.

“We want to ensure that mobility is no longer an obstacle for anyone who wants to be vaccinated,” says the general director of Uber in Brazil, Claudia Woods. 

“Therefore, in addition to supporting governments, we are also supporting the Central Única das Favelas (Cufa) to allow the most vulnerable people to have a transport option to reach vaccination sites. At this time, our partnership with them is to identify senior citizens who are in [vaccine] priority groups so that we can offer them rides.”

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