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April 25, 2024

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Kroger Teams Up With Lyft to Provide Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Kroger Health has announced their partnership with Lyft, Inc. to provide access to discounted rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments. This partnership is part of Lyft’s Vaccine Access Program and Kroger Health’s continued efforts to vaccinate Americans, especially those with limited access to transportation.

Individuals can visit to schedule a vaccine appointment and will receive a Lyft ride code with the appointment confirmation in certain markets. The code will provide $12 per ride, covering travel to and from each scheduled appointment. Patients can then request their ride to a nearby Kroger Family of Pharmacies or The Little Clinic location using the free Lyft app.

“With only around 50% of the country fully vaccinated, our partnership with Lyft creates greater accessibility to the vaccine and helps remove transportation barriers. With the new Delta variant on the rise, it’s more important than ever that we push forward with our goals to achieve herd immunity and improve vaccine equity,” said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. “Our Kroger Health practitioners have administered more than six million doses so far, and we’re committed to doing even more to help people live healthier lives and protect the communities we serve.”

Kroger Health’s partnership with Lyft will provide access to discounted rides in communities across the nation, including those in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

“Making sure people can get to their vaccine appointment is critical to beating COVID-19, and we’re proud to partner with Kroger Health to help people across the country access reliable transportation,” said Megan Callahan, President of Lyft Healthcare, Inc. “Addressing the problem of transportation insecurity is our top priority, and this partnership only strengthens our ability to support equitable vaccine access in communities that need it most.”

After Kroger’s successful #CommunityImmunity Giveaway, in collaboration with the Biden Administration to encourage increased vaccinations across the country, this partnership with Lyft Healthcare is key to continuing Kroger’s efforts to vaccinate all Americans against COVID-19. For those who may not be able to schedule their appointments online or need even more flexibility, Kroger Health also offers walk-in vaccinations nationwide.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.