Our COVID-19 Vaccination Effort
$10 million USD Global Vaccination Support Fund
To help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across Australia and 12 other countries where DiDi is available, we are announcing a global pledge of $10 million USD Global Vaccination Support Fund.
DiDi will allocate a portion of the fund towards providing free and discounted rides to users travelling to and from vaccination appointments at distribution centres across Australia, set to be announced.
We will continue to work closely with government partners and public health authorities to determine best practices for aiding vaccination efforts across all states.
Over the past 11 months, Driver-partners have continued to provide essential services to thousands of riders on the DiDi platform across the country. We acknowledge the critical role they have in serving the community, and will continue efforts to advocate for priority vaccine access for everyone working in the ridesharing industry.
The initial vaccine roll-out is scheduled for early March, with priority distribution for hospital workers, quarantine and border staff, and aged and residential care workers and residents. We have begun our strong appeal to give Driver-partners high priority access in the early phases of vaccine distribution.
Download our General Manager, Lyn Ma’s letter to the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care.