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Lyft to provide seniors ride to COVID-19 vaccination sites: Here’s how it works

ORLANDO, Fla. — Need a ride to a COVID-19 vaccination site? Lyft launched its new “Call A Lyft Ride” service throughout Florida Wednesday.

The company said the service is ideal for people who don’t use a smartphone but still need access to transportation.

Riders or their family members can call 631-201-LYFT to book a ride with Lyft and a driver will arrive in minutes, according to a news release.

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Lyft said agents will be available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Throughout the process, Lyft will text riders about the ride and include a link to track it once it’s booked.

To find out more, click here.

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“We are proud to be piloting the new Call a Lyft Ride throughout Florida, allowing residents who don’t have access to a smartphone to be able to call us to arrange a reliable ride,” said Sam Bond, regional director for Lyft in the southeast. “We look forward to helping seniors access transportation to essential services and resources that may be currently out of reach without a car.”

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.