DORAL, FL – Teachers and school staff in general are highly exposed to the coronavirus and yet some of them haven’t been able to get a vaccine because of a lack of transportation.
Thinking of them, United Teachers of Dade and Uber made a partnership to offer free rides to Miami-Dade County Public School teachers and support school staff who want to get vaccinated, since all of them are allowed to be immunized since the beginning of March.
Teachers and support school staff in need of transportation to access a COVID-19 vaccination site, can reach the UTD Member Services at 305-854-0220, reported Local 10 News.
Those who call will be given a promo code together with instructions about how to secure a free ride. The promo codes will be valid through Sept. 30.
Up until now, United Teachers of Dade has secured 1,000 two-way free rides for UTD members interested in getting vaccinated, says the media report.
The partnership between UTD and Uber is “part of Uber’s 10 Million Free Rides campaign to ensure people can have access to easier and more convenient transportation methods to help them get vaccinated,” reads a news release cited by Local 10.
Teachers of K-12 classrooms, preschool teachers, daycare workers and school staff, including bus drivers, regardless of age, were allowed to be vaccinated since March 5th when Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement following a President Biden executive order that gives priority to all educators.