Free rides to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

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Updated 5/25/21: Uber and Lyft are also offering free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites from May 24th until July 4th!

So you’ve made an appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccination. How are you going to get there?  

As of May 13, 2021, anyone 12 years-old or older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington State!  

The City of Seattle and its partners are administering COVID-19 vaccines at three sites in Seattle: West Seattle, Rainier Beach, and the Lumen Field Event Center. All people 12 years-old or older who live or work in King County can sign up for an appointment or walk in at any of these locations for a COVID-19 vaccination.

Learn more about how to get vaccinated, including other locations that are offering vaccines, at Public Health – Seattle & King County.  

Here’re some free ways to get to your COVID-19 vaccination appointments: 

  • Lime bikes and scooters | People who use Lime scooters or bikes to get to or from their COVID-19 vaccination appointment through the end of May can get two rides for free (up to 15 minutes each) by entering the promo code SEARIDETORECOVERY.  
  • Walk, roll, or ride your bike! | It’s always free to use your own person-power and walk, roll, skip, dance, or ride your own bikes or scooters. 

Many vaccination sites, including all four of Seattle’s locations, offer free parking. Check with your vaccine provider for specific parking information.

Learn about King County Metro options to get to your vaccine appointments. In addition to Metro bus routes, they’ve expanded Access Paratransit bus service to COVID-19 vaccine appointments and have community van and on-demand ride services.

Scooter, bike, and car share companies are required to take extra precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

  • Companies are required to sanitize high touch points on the scooters, bikes, and cars every time a device is serviced. 
  • Signage and in-app messaging will remind riders to continue practicing sanitary habits like riding with gloves, wiping down devices before riding/driving, washing hands, and avoiding face touching. 
  • Seattle’s scooter and bike share rental companies offer free or reduced scooter and bike share rentals for people who are income-qualified. 

However you choose to get to your appointment, thank you for getting vaccinated!

Please remember to still observe guidelines to wear a mask, avoid indoor crowds, and take it outside even after you receive your vaccine.