Uber is today announcing the launch of its student jab campaign to support the UK’s recovery and get young people vaccinated ahead of the University academic year.
Students will be encouraged to get vaccinated and offered the chance to win £10 credit to use on Uber or Uber Eats. The launch comes weeks ahead of University term time, in a bid to mitigate a rise in coronavirus cases this Autumn amongst young people who have not yet had the jab.
Uber is working with Student app Unidays to activate the offer across Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.
To redeem the offer students just need to visit the Unidays website or app and answer a question around their local vaccination site.
When lockdown was first imposed in 2020, Uber launched Uber Medics, offering discounted rides to NHS staff and care workers carrying out essential work. Earlier this year, as the vaccination drive began, Uber offered trips to and from vaccination hubs across the UK and Ireland. Throughout the month of August, Uber has also been reminding all riders to get their vaccine.
To help keep drivers and riders safe, Uber has continued to ask everyone using the app to wear masks or face coverings when travelling in an Uber, unless exempt. Uber’s “No Mask, No Ride” policy ensures that drivers or riders have the right to cancel a ride if they are not wearing a face covering.