Free Ride to Covid Vaccination Appointment

Offer Valid: 05/20/2021 - 09/30/2021
Free Ride to Covid Vaccination Appointment

The data shows a simple -and incredibly hopeful- reality: the more citizens who get vaccinated, and the quicker they do so, the sooner we can return to life as we knew it before the coronavirus pandemic.

As more of our Midlands citizens get their COVID vaccinations, the spread of the virus continues to rapidly decline, and our communities are becoming safer.

So, it's great news that the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is partnering with rideshare programs Uber and Lyft, as well as the United Way of the Midlands, to provide access to rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Richland and Lexington Counties as part of its new Don’t Miss Your Shot campaign.

Midlands citizens can get up to four free rides (up to $15 each trip) to and from vaccination appointments. Any amount over $15 will be automatically charged to the user’s debit or credit card on file with the user’s Uber or Lyft account.

Visit for more vaccine transportation information. The site also includes route information to multiple different vaccination sites to help find the site closest and most convenient to you.

To receive a voucher to book COVID-19 vaccine trips through Uber:

To receive access to a voucher to book COVID vaccine trips through Lyft:

  • Enter COMETVAX1      (for first shot) on the Lyft app.
  • Enter COMETVAX2      (for second shot) on the Lyft app.

This promotion continues through September 30, or while funding lasts.

The COMET also provides free vaccine transportation to Midlands area residents who are 65 years and older or disabled by calling DART at 803.255.7123. Visit for more vaccine transportation information.

Thanks to the COMET and these partners, it just got a little easier for many of our citizens to get their vaccinations, and carry us that much closer into becoming communities free from COVID.

This Hot Deals is promoted by Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.