Residents in South L.A. Can Get Free or Discounted Uber Rides to USC Vaccination Site

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University of Southern California student wearing a face mask on campus on March 11, 2020.

South L.A. residents will be able to get the vaccine for COVID-19. Uber and the city of Los Angeles is partnering up. Uber will provide residents with discounted and free rides to the University of Southern California. In addition there is a new vaccination site at USC.

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office said in a news release, that South L.A residents will have the opportunity to receive 20,000 rides at 50% off and 15,000 free uber rides. The free and discounted rides are being provided in hopes that residents make their appointments at the USC site to receive the vaccine.

Garcetti’s office said that beginning next week, appointments at USC will open up for seniors in South L.A. Residents can make appointments through city operated websites or by calling the number 833-540-0473.

Uber is providing around $500,000 worth of rides in order to help L.A. residents receive the vaccine. Furthermore CEO of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement, “Transportation should never be a barrier to getting the vaccine.”

The new USC vaccination site will be able to provide 5,000 vaccinations a day. However there is limited vaccine supplies, USC will only be able to provide a few thousand doses the first week.

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