LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Walgreens and Uber has partnered up to help expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The rideshare service will give free rides to people in underserved communities for vaccine appointments at Walgreens.READ MORE: Report: Court Rules Vanessa Bryant Can Obtain Names Of LASD Deputies Accused Of Sharing Crash Site Photos
“Transportation should never be a barrier to health care,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.READ MORE: Officials: 6 In Critical Condition After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Multi-Vehicle Crash
The pilot program will start in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and El Paso, and is expected to expand to cities like Los Angeles in the future. Patients will be able to pre-schedule their rides on Uber when make a Walgreens vaccination appointment.MORE NEWS: Authorities Find Silvia Ochoa De Hernandez, Woman Who Went Missing In South Gate
Uber expects to provide up to 10 million free or discounted rides.