Grab Malaysia announced its support to help senior citizens travel to and from authorised vaccination centres nationwide. Citizens who are aged 60 and above and are Grab users will receive promos of up to RM8 off four rides when they book their rides on the Grab app to any of the vaccination centres starting from June 12.
The programme came about after lack of transportation was quoted as one of the top reasons why senior citizens are missing their vaccination appointments and it is the latest in a series of Grab’s initiatives to support the government’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Program. It is also designed to cover both doses of their vaccinations.
“At Grab, we have always believed in addressing Malaysians’ most critical needs through our services, especially during difficult times. The quicker we can achieve herd immunity, the sooner our communities will be able to recover while also helping our economy to rebuild itself. Hence, we hope that through lending our technology, network and reach, we can contribute to the government’s national vaccination efforts,” said Sean Goh, Managing Director of Grab Malaysia.
Grab will be working closely with the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) and the COVID-19 Immunisation Special Task Force (CITF) to ensure that all points of interest at vaccination centres are available on the Grab app.
Goh added: “For senior citizens who do not have their own vehicle or transportation means, Grab has provided clear drop-off locations at all vaccination centres nationwide. The promo code will be sent directly to eligible and registered users’ inbox and users can easily book a ride via the Grab app. When they search for their assigned centres, the relevant locations will be displayed.”
Easy access for Senior citizens
Grab’s vaccination programme for senior citizens is developed to provide easy access to rides through the Grab app. For those who have received their COVID-19 vaccination appointment, they can book a Grab ride in few easy steps:
- Register for a Grab account and verify your age on GrabPay by June 7, 2021 (users will need to complete their KYC registration);
- On the appointment day, book a Grab ride (open to all ride types) by entering the vaccination centre’s location;
- Copy and paste the promo code from your inbox into the “offer” tab;
- Promo will also be applicable for all payment methods;
- Upon completing their vaccination, users can then book a Grab ride from the vaccination centre back to their homes.
Do note that senior citizens will need to register for a Grab account and verify their age on GrabPay by June 7, 2021 in order to receive the promo codes (which will be sent to their Grab inbox on June 12).