Jersey City and Uber are teaming up to ensure seniors and frontline workers can easily get their COVID-19 vaccine.
At the start of Phase 1B, the city will provide 12,000 free roundtrip Uber rides to eligible residents traveling to Jersey City vaccination sites. Those eligible for the rides will include frontline workers and residents aged 75 years or more.
“This latest joint venture with Uber will provide our seniors and frontline workers with free, safe, and direct access to lifesaving vaccinations,” said Mayor Steven Fulop via press release.
Residents will be able to request their free Uber ride when scheduling their vaccination appointment. Keep in mind that there’s no way to register for the vaccine in Jersey City yet. Instead, the city’s vaccine scheduling portal will be available once the federal government opens vaccinations to Phase 1B. (You’ll find the portal at www.jerseycitynj.gov/vaccine).
Jersey City’s first vaccination site is located at the Bethune Center. City officials say the more sites will be added as more people can get vaccinated under federal guidelines.