Uber, Peel Region team up to offer free vax clinic rides for Mississauga, Brampton residents


Published June 17, 2021 at 2:17 pm

The Region of Peel and Uber Canada have partnered up to provide 3,000 free rides to local vaccine clinics.

The targeted approach will help Peel’s most vulnerable gain access to their first or second dose and the donation is for 1,500, return trips to vaccine clinics, valued at $50 each.

This initiative is part of Peel’s Transportation Assistance Program (TAP), which aims to remove transportation barriers that might prevent residents from getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Region of Peel is working with grass-roots community agencies to distribute the Uber vouchers to residents with limited transportation options or who cannot afford transportation to vaccination appointments.

“Transportation shouldn’t be a barrier to vaccination,” said Matthew Price, general manager of Uber Canada.

“We are proud to partner with the Region of Peel to support vaccination efforts and ensure that Peel’s most vulnerable residents have access to a safe, convenient, and accessible means of transportation to get to and from a vaccination site.”

As part of the TAP, TransHelp also continues to offer free, fully-accessible, door-to-door travel for residents of any age who need transportation to get their vaccine.

Residents can call 905-791-1015 between 8 a.m. and midnight, seven days a week, to book a TransHelp trip. Trips to a vaccination clinic must be booked two days in advance of the scheduled vaccine appointment.

“We want to make it even easier for residents who want a vaccine, to get a vaccine,” said Brian Landry, co-lead of the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program.

“Providing our most vulnerable residents with free, direct transportation to a clinic will help overcome transportation barriers that stand in the way of getting our community vaccinated and on the road to recovery.”

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