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Hundreds of free Lyft rides available to COVID-19 vaccine appointments

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — A new initiative hopes to reach people interested in getting COVID-19 vaccines in El Paso County who don’t have transportation to get to an appointment on their own.

Lyft is offering 400 free rides to any COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the county. There are more than 100 to choose from. The voucher codes were made possible in a partnership between Lyft, Homeward Pikes Peak, Pikes Peak United Way/2-1-1, and El Paso County Public Health.

“Oh I would love to see them used up quickly,” said Beth Roalstad, executive director for Homeward Pikes Peak.

To claim a Lyft code, residents will need to call 2-1-1 and either create or have an existing Lyft account. After receiving the code, they will be able to request a driver through the app and be taken to the nearest clinic.

United Way can help callers find the clinic closest to them. People can also use the map feature on El Paso County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine provider page

“This opportunity is for those who lack transportation or those who have very low income who may not have the disposable income to drive to a clinic,” said Roalstad.

Each voucher is essentially the same as a $25 gift card. Roalstad says Lyft drivers cannot wait for someone to get their vaccine. After the Lyft user receives their vaccine, they can request another Lyft to get home using the same voucher code.

“If your ride might cost more than $25, which is what the voucher is good for, then you might be able to get two voucher numbers so that you can get back and forth,” said Roalstad. 

Pfizer vaccines are available for people ages 12 to 17. Lyft requires any minors to be accompanied by an adult.

Pikes Peak United Way reports just two Lyft codes were used this week, leaving 398 remaining for people who need them.

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  1. “This opportunity is for those who lack transportation or those who have very low income who may not have the disposable income to drive to a clinic,” said Roalstad.

    But of course they have enough disposable income to own a $1000 iPhone and it’s $1200 a year cell plan in order to call Lyft…

  2. In a May 5, 2021, Fox News report, Tucker Carlson asked the question no one is really allowed to ask: “How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccine?”

    Between mid-December 2020, when the first COVID-19 shots were rolled out, and April 23, 2021, at which point between 95 million and 100 million Americans had received their COVID-19 shots, there were 3,544 reported deaths following COVID vaccination.

    That’s 182 more deaths than cited by Carlson. As of April 23, 2021, VAERS had also received 12,618 reports of serious adverse events. In total, 118,902 adverse event reports had been filed. If, like Carlson estimates, about 30 people per day are dying from the shots, these numbers will grow by the hundreds each week.

    Now hit me with your best shot Check!

  3. Those who aren’t vaccinated “will pay the price” ???? This guy is sooooo ignorant! Don’t people have a clue about American freedom, about medical vulnerablitiies, about vaccine ingredients….??? Agendas! It is known as basic kindergarten medical school education, and is printed in books for interested lay people, that when a foreign substance attaches itself to a cell, that cell is no longer recognized by the immune system as “Self”. It goes on the attack mode to anything perceived as “non-self”.

    To inject mRNA into our veins, bathing all tissues with this substance that attaches itself to cells, is a recipe for autoimmune attack! And they know it. I can’t say that these are “experimental” vaccines, I think they know just exactly what they are doing. And whoever said that those refusing this autoimmune cauldron bubbling brew, is going to ‘Pay the price” is really really ignorant. This has to be pointed out, on a grand public scale.

    In addition, it would seem that the magnets sticking to arms, previously thought to be a hoax, is not a hoax after all. I was on both sides of the fence, undecided, when I posted about it initially. Now, the Highwire has done a series of random interviews with strangers at the beach, affixing magnets to the arms of people who had been vaccinated, some within the hour, and others months ago. Not all, but also many of the magnets did stick.…/wmcHsS3zco9r

    So what are they injecting into us? Without telling us? Informed consent? This is a violation of Nuremberg Code law

  4. With hundreds of thousands of adverse reactions reported in the US and even more in Europe and thousands of deaths associated with the “vaccines”, it is apparent that no regard is to be given to individual risk. It supports the theory that the “vaccines” are designed to eliminate those that the virus didn’t. The virus isn’t as lethal as hoped and the “vaccines” will ensure that the virus stays in circulation. The only positive sign that I’ve seen is that the plot seems to be slowly unraveling and more and more people are seeing the light. On the downside, it may already be too late.I choose to not watch news broadcasts but television stations are running ongoing campaigns promoting vaccination and I see testing centers with flashing signs offering “free tests.” What a bargain! It all reinforces my lack of faith in medical science, government and journalism and it is at an all time low.

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