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Walgreens partners with DoorDash and Uber for free Paxlovid delivery to underserved communities

In response to a call from the US government, Walgreens is teaming up with Uber and DoorDash to deliver prescriptions of Paxlovid to the homes of people living in underserved communities. 

The no-charge delivery option will be offered to patients with a prescription for the oral COVID-19 treatment who live in a socially vulnerable community, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Social Vulnerability Index. When filling their prescription through Walgreens' website or app, they'll see an option for free delivery by Uber or DoorDash. The initiative is launching in November.

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With winter around the corner, President Biden has called on state, local, education and business leaders to help keep Americans healthy, which includes improving access to anti-viral treatments like Paxlovid. The past few years have provided brands with countless opportunities to demonstrate their value as first responders, leveraging — like DoorDash and Uber are doing now — their existing infrastructure to help tackle COVID-19.

As Elizabeth Jarvis-Shean, Vice President of Communications & Policy at DoorDash, stated: "The pandemic has shown the urgent need for collaboration across the public and private sectors, and we look forward to working with our partners at Walgreens to ensure that those who need these critical COVID-19 treatments can access them in an equitable way." Brands large and small: which governmental or commercial partners can you work with to take action on pressing issues?