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Feds and Uber Canada partner to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence

Information about vaccines will be displayed in English and French across all of Uber's channels

April 23, 2021  by CM Staff

The Government of Canada and Uber Canada are partnering to help share critical information about COVID-19 vaccination with Canadians. (CNW Group/Uber Canada Inc.)

TORONTO, April 22, 2021 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada and Uber Canada announced a partnership to help share critical information about COVID-19 vaccination with Canadians.

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are collaborating with Uber to inform Canadians about the safety and effectiveness of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines and the importance of continued adherence to public health measures. Users of the Uber app and drivers and merchants will receive information that will direct them to credible Government of Canada resources and information.

Information about vaccines will be displayed in English and French across all of Uber’s channels, including Uber and Uber Eats home screens, banners throughout trip and food delivery experiences and through email newsletters. Uber Canada will work with its government partners to ensure that messaging is regularly updated and users receive the most up-to-date and accurate information from credible public health sources.

“To support the COVID-19 recovery effort, we want to inform Canadians that the best vaccine is the first vaccine made available to them,” said Matthew Price, GM of Uber Canada in a prepared statement. “Through our partnership with the Government of Canada, we can do our part to accelerate vaccination efforts by using Uber’s platform to instill confidence with timely and credible information.”

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“When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself and stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health. “By partnering with Uber Canada, we will be able to share important information about COVID-19 vaccines with millions of people in Canada. We know that vaccines work and save lives. By making this information easily accessible, people can make informed decisions to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.”