Biden announces deal with Uber, Lyft for free vaccine rides

President Biden on Tuesday announced a partnership with ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber to provide free rides for Americans to get vaccinated.

The partnership is part of a host of actions to achieve the administration’s goal of having 70 percent of adult Americans receive at least one coronavirus vaccine dose by the Fourth of July.

The announcement comes as Biden is meeting with governors to discuss vaccine strategy and innovative ways to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lyft and Uber will provide rides to and from tens of thousands of vaccination sites through their apps, which will allow customers to select a vaccination site near them, follow directions to redeem their ride and get a free ride to and from the site.