Recently, a news report revealed that more than 52,000 individuals over 7 states have missed their Covid-19 vaccination appointments. While the government mulls issuing a fine for absentees, GoCar is kicking off a GoVax programme to ensure senior citizens, people with disabilities, and those who desire an alternative to public transportation don’t miss their appointments.
Free shuttle service for senior citizens and people with disabilities
The GoVax programme is split into 2 services. The first being a free shuttle service for senior citizens and people with disabilities in the Petaling district.
Free shuttle service to and from the designated vaccination centres at Hospital Shah Alam, Klinik Rakan Medik Petaling Jaya, and Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre will be available for those who do not own private transportation or have difficulties accessing public transportation.
For this, GoCar is working closely with Kampung Tunku member of parliament YB Lim Yi Wei to provide services to senior homes in Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, parts of Shah Alam, and Kota Damansara.
GoCar notes that those with mobility challenges will need to be accompanied by someone who has experience managing these challenges. It could be anybody from a caregiver, a family member, or a friend.
These are the steps to book a free GoVax shuttle service:
Step 1: Ensure that the vaccination appointment has been confirmed by the government. Notifications will be provided via the MySejahtera app and SMS
Step 2: Contact the GoVax taskforce at least three days before the scheduled vaccination appointment by calling the 24/7 hotline 1 300-30-2633. Slots are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be asked to provide your name, IC number, mobile phone number and address for verification and coordination
Step 3: Someone from the GoVax taskforce will be in touch to confirm your free shuttle pickup time, based on available slots
Step 4: Be ready half an hour before your scheduled pickup time with your I.C. and mobile phone and proof of your vaccination appointment
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 for your second vaccination appointment
Those who already had their first vaccination shot are also eligible for the GoVax free shuttle for their second shot. All they need to do is to follow steps 1-4 to book the service. Keep in mind that slots are limited.
The GoVax shuttle service will be available from now until 31 August 2021.
Free 3-hour use of GoCar with GoVax promo code
The “GOVAX” promo code offers the first three hours free and is valid only for round-trip bookings between 11 May and 31 July 2021. Keep in mind that there’s a minimum of 7-hour advance booking needed.
GoCar members can redeem their free 3 hours usage of a vehicle (not inclusive of SST) by simply entering “GOVAX” in the “Apply Promo Code” section via the GoCar mobile app before checking out.
Those who do not have a GoCar membership will need to first sign up for one by downloading the GoCar mobile app. A one-time non-refundable RM20 membership fee will be collected on the first booking.
GoCar notes that they will be carrying out frequent contact point sanitisation daily to ensure the safety of GoCar users during the pandemic.