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GRAB RIDES DISCOUNTS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS TRAVELLING TO VACCINATION CENTRES NATIONWIDE


1 June 2021


PETALING JAYA: E-hailing company Grab Malaysia is offering Grab rides promos for senior citizens aged 60 and above who are travelling to and from authorised vaccination centres nationwide starting from June 12.


In a press statement released today, its managing director Sean Goh said senior citizens who are Grab users will receive discounts of up to RM8 off four rides.


The programme came after lack of transportation was quoted as one of the top reasons why senior citizens are missing their vaccination appointments and is the latest in a series of Grab’s initiatives to support the government’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Program. This is also designed to cover both doses of their vaccinations.

"The quicker we can achieve herd immunity, the sooner our communities will be able to recover while also helping our economy to rebuild itself.


"Hence, we hope that through lending our technology, network and reach, we can contribute to the government’s national vaccination efforts,” he said.


According to Goh, the company will be working closely with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as well as Covid-19 Immunisation Special Task Force to ensure that all points of interest at vaccination centres are available on the Grab app.


“For senior citizens who do not have their own vehicle or transportation means, Grab has provided clear drop-off locations at all vaccination centres nationwide.


"The promo will be sent directly to eligible and registered users’ inbox and users can easily book a ride via the Grab app. When they search for their assigned centres, these vaccination centres locations will be displayed," he stated.


However, in order to be eligible for this offer, senior citizens are required to register for a Grab account and verify their age on GrabPay by June 7.


The promo code will be sent to their Grab inbox by June 7, Goh added.