211 Alberta teams up with ride-hailing service to get Albertans to vaccination appointments
211 Alberta, an initiative of United Way, has partnered with Uber Canada to help people who do not have transportation get to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments
A total of 10,000 rides (5,000 round trips) are available in Edmonton and Calgary.
City residents who lack other options for transportation can reach out to 211 to request a promotion code. The promotion code will provide two free rides to allow a round trip to and from a vaccination appointment.
211 Alberta and Uber Canada have also partnered with the local Edmonton COVID-19 Rapid Response Collaborative and Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative to distribute some codes through local community organizations.
How to Get AN Uber Ride To & From Your Vaccination Appointment
To request an Uber promotion code, residents who have no other transportation options may contact 211
You can reach the free, confidential service, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week by:
- Dialling 2-1-1
- Texting RIDE to 211
- Using Live Chat at: ab.211.ca
The live 211 Community Resource Specialists will work with callers to assess their needs and then provide a unique promo code to be used through the Uber app for two free rides to get people to and from their vaccination appointments.
How do The Promo Codes Work?
Promo codes are functional for rides that begin within the City of Edmonton (map here) or the City of Calgary (map here)
- Each promotion code will provide two free rides to allow a round trip to and from a vaccination appointment.
- Each one-way ride is valued at $15 off (*maximum $30 total discount per person).
- If a ride is less that $15, it won’t “roll over” to a future ride.
- The payment profile on an individual’s account will be charged any remaining amount after that.
- Each promo code can only be applied once per user for up to two rides.
How Long Is The Offer Available?
The initiative has been running since late-May and promo codes are redeemable until September 30, 2021
While supplies last.