Uber requires US governors to prioritize drivers for COVID-19 vaccine

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi urged governors of all US states to consider its ride-hail and food delivery drivers as essential workers and to get early access to COVID-19 vaccines. The US federal health protection agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) has advised authorities to prioritize first health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, with essential workers following in a second phase. However, every state has independent authority to decide their vaccine distribution plan.