Transportation Network Partnering with Immediate Care to Offer Discounted Rides to Flu Shot Clinics & Free Shots for Drivers on November 12
NEW JERSEY (November 7, 2019) – Lyft, whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, is excited to today announce a new initiative to encourage its riders and drivers to stay healthy this flu season. On Tuesday, November 12, Lyft drivers can receive a free flu shot from Immediate Care at Lyft’s facility in Matawan, New Jersey. Additionally, riders looking to obtain a flu shot of their own will receive a discounted ride to and from an Immediate Care center.
From 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Lyft drivers can receive first come, first served flu shots at the Matawan center as part of a partnership with Immediate Care, a New Jersey-based institution. Online RSVPs are requested. Alongside this, Lyft users interested in receiving a flu shot themselves can use code IMMCARE in-app to receive $5 off their ride to and from the closest Immediate Care center, including locations in Brick, East Windsor, Edison, Hazlet, Marlboro, Red Bank and Toms River. Immediate care will provide Lyft riders flu shots at a discounted fee of $35.00 cash. Immediate Care will submit to Medicare.
“At Lyft, we pride ourselves on increasing access to important resources in the communities we serve,” said Eric Plummer, Lyft’s New Jersey General Manager. “We never want access to transportation to stand in the way of people getting the healthcare they need, so partnering with Immediate Care on this initiative to ensure that our drivers and riders who are interested in staying healthy this winter are able to is important to us.”
Immediate Care, whose mission is to consistently provide superior quality and compassionate care by combining medical expertise with understanding and sincerity, will be distributing the flu shots to drivers and riders to help further its goal of providing outstanding care every day, one patient at a time.
Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and is available to 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada. Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities by offsetting carbon emissions from all rides, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.