SAN FRANCISCO, California: U.S. technology company Uber has announced that its app will provide new features to help U.S. users schedule appointment reservations for COVID-19 vaccinations and rental car reservations.
Customers will be able to book appointment spaces at Walgreens pharmacies for vaccinations, in addition to being able to travel in Uber vehicles to vaccination appointments.
The feature, which marks the expansion of the Walgreens-Uber partnership, reflects the wider acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., as all states have deployed vaccines for the adult population.
A higher number of vaccinations is good news for Uber, which translates into a faster recovery from pre-COVID-19 travel and an increase in revenue, which had been seen during the close.
Businesses have begun to decline, and the improvements recorded in March were the most productive since the weight of the crisis was experienced.
Sundeep Jain, Uber’s product director, said Uber was “evaluating opportunities” to expand the vaccination program in other countries.
In addition, Uber stated that it had partnered with Hertz, Avis Budget and other car rental agencies.
As of April 28, the U.S. customer base can easily make reservations for rental vehicles using the Uber app, with the incentive to credit nearly 10% of rental costs for other services. from Uber.
According to Uber’s head of products, digital handling of most car rental paperwork will make it easier for customers.