Grab to give rewards for drivers who get vaccinated vs COVID-19

Grab Philippines will be giving out rewards to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination among its drivers and delivery riders.

On Tuesday, July 27, Grab announced that the first 4,000 drivers and 4,000 delivery riders who get vaccinated will get grocery vouchers worth P200 for their first shot and another P800 after the second shot.

Those who get inoculated with a one-shot vaccine will get the whole P1,000.

Grab also said it will be raffling off prizes whenever vaccination within the driver community reaches a milestone:

  • At 50%: 100 people will get one year supply of fuel
  • At 75%: 70 people will get laptops
  • At 100%: 30 people will get Yamaha Aerox motorcycles

The ride-hailing giant also said it will provide insurance coverage to all drivers and delivery riders in case of adverse side effects from the vaccine.

"Our driver- and delivery-partners provide essential services and everyday support to many of our kababayans (countrymen), and we believe that getting them vaccinated is a key step towards helping our broader communities and economy gradually recover from the impacts of COVID-19," said Grab Philippines head Grace Vera Cruz.

"Through our Vacc To Normal campaign, we are reinforcing our steadfast commitment to the well-being of our driver- and delivery-partners, and further motivate many Filipinos to get vaccinated," she added.

Grab also said it has other initiatives to educate drivers on the benefits of getting vaccinated.

Under the Philippine government's COVID-19 vaccination program, economic frontliners, including those involved in commuter transport and delivery services, are part of the A4 priority group.

Earlier, Vera Cruz told Rappler that Grab has already procured vaccine shots for drivers and delivery riders who may not be able to get their doses through the national vaccination program. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.

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