Ride United Vaccination Access Campaign:
In select regions of Louisiana, you can dial 211 to access transportation to vaccination locations where Lyft services are available. Rides are provided through Lyft ride credits, which you can activate on a Lyft smart phone app. Or, you can call 211 to schedule a ride, subject to Lyft availability.
The Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign is made possible through a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation in partnership with United Way Worldwide and the Louisiana Association of United Ways.
The program launched on April 20, 2021. If you would like to see if Lyft is available near you, visit lyft.com/vaccine-access and click "Get a ride.”
“Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone 16 and older in Louisiana, we want to help as many people as possible get their shot,” said Michael Tipton, President of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. “Unfortunately, lack of transportation prevents many people who would otherwise sign up from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s why we’re proud to support the Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign and make free rides available to and from vaccine appointments for those who need them. Vaccination not only improves health and lives, it’s how we can get back to the things and the people we love.”
“Time and again, we at LA 211 have worked to give personalized attention to the elderly and vulnerable populations, ensuring that they have information to take effective steps to stay well as we navigate COVID-19,” says Sarah Berthelot, President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of United Ways. Now 211 is able to provide transportation help through the Ride United Vaccine Access effort to provide equitable access for best health.
The cities (and their surrounding areas) most likely to have Lyft accessible through 211:
- Baton Rouge
- Shreveport/Bossier City
- Lake Charles
- Morgan City
- New Iberia