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Biden Announces Free Rides, Partnerships to Boost Vaccination

May 11, 2021, 5:42 PM

President Joe Biden announced new efforts to vaccinate more of the nation -- including an expansion of free rides from Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. -- as many Americans’ reluctance to get inoculated threatens to encumber the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.

“Americans from every walk of life are getting their vaccines,” Biden said during a virtual meeting with governors from states including Massachusetts, Utah, Ohio, New Mexico, Maine and Minnesota. “We’ve got to do more, though.”

Biden has said the U.S. is in a new phase of its vaccination campaign as domestic demand weakens. The country is administering ...