Walgreens partners with DoorDash, Uber Health to provide free Paxlovid delivery for US COVID-19 patients with a prescription; company says partnerships are a response to the President’s call to action

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DEERFIELD, Illinois , October 25, 2022 (press release) –

Today, answering the President’s call to action, Walgreens announced free prescription delivery of Paxlovid, a COVID-19 oral antiviral therapy, directly to the doorsteps of those in need, with the help of delivery partners DoorDash and Uber Health.
 
The initiative, which will launch on Walgreens.com and the Walgreens app in the coming weeks, will prioritize access to free delivery of Paxlovid for patients with a prescription who are in socially vulnerable or medically underserved communities, and will help ensure that transportation access is not a barrier to receiving treatment for COVID-19. Walgreens dispenses COVID-19 oral antivirals to eligible populations at nearly all locations across the United States.
 
Walgreens has a long history of collaborating with community based organizations, faith based organizations and national civic groups to reach medically underserved and underrepresented communities with education, information and access to life-saving vaccines.
 
Uber has been at the forefront of ensuring that all communities have access to the tools to fight COVID-19, including a commitment to 10 million free or discounted rides to vaccines to communities most in need and a 2021 partnership with the White House to provide free rides to vaccination appointments across the country. Through Uber Health, millions are connected every day to the care they need with options for stress-free transportation and critical deliveries, ensuring better patient outcomes.
 
DoorDash’s mission to empower local economies has guided its work to broaden access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments. Since the start of the pandemic, DoorDash has teamed up with the White House, CalOES, the state of Ohio, and others to donate more than $3 million in Community Credits gift cards to broaden vaccine access. DoorDash also donated nearly 40,000 at-home COVID tests to community organizations in Chicago, Seattle, New York City and Washington D.C. including the James Beard Foundation, DC Central Kitchen and Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago. Through its multi-year partnership with Walgreens, DoorDash is increasing access by powering the delivery of items leading to healthier, better outcomes for communities across the country.
 
Walgreens has played a critical role throughout the pandemic educating the public on COVID-19, how to reduce community spread and the safety and efficacy of vaccinations. Trained Walgreens pharmacists continue to play a trusted and essential role in helping to keep people protected from COVID-19, including getting people vaccinated, tested and treated as safely, equitably and effectively as possible.
 
Previously, Uber and Walgreens teamed up to create the Vaccine Access Fund, which brought rides and donations to help connect people from underserved communities to transportation to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites.
 

About Walgreens
Walgreens ( www.walgreens.com) is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.
 
About DoorDash
DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local businesses in 27 countries across the globe. Founded in 2013, DoorDash builds products and services to help businesses innovate, grow, and reach more customers. DoorDash is building infrastructure for local commerce, enabling merchants to thrive in the convenience economy, giving consumers access to more of their communities, and providing work that empowers. With DoorDash, there is a neighborhood of good in every order.
 
About Uber
Uber's mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 34 billion trips later, we're building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
 



Walgreens Contact:
Erin Loverher
media@walgreens.com
 

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