Addressing Dashers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns

By: DoorDash

February 23, 2021


Deciding to get the vaccine is a deeply personal decision. We partnered up with YouTube Dasher Bentley K. and Doctor On Demand® to host an online seminar that addresses some of the most common questions about the vaccine Dashers have.

As a result of COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders, a tremendous need for delivery to seniors, the immunocompromised, and families in need has arisen. We have watched the Dasher community rise and help deliver millions of meals and needed supplies to insecure and vulnerable populations. 

At the same time, we have taken explicit steps to protect and support Dashers everywhere. First, we made all deliveries contactless by default. We’ve provided free PPE, including masks (both reusable and disposable) and hand sanitizer, to new and existing Dashers and merchants. We’ve offered Financial Assistance for Dashers affected by COVID-19. 

Since getting the vaccine is a big and personal decision, we partnered with Doctor on Demand to stream a live seminar to address Dasher concerns about the vaccine. That way, Dashers can be empowered to make their own decision, and hear the facts from the experts directly.

“It’s perfectly reasonable that people have concerns about new vaccines. At Doctor On Demand, we’re listening and want to be a resource to help understand and alleviate your concerns. The approved shots are actually a lot like a two-phase flu shot — but are much more effective at preventing serious illness.”

Prentiss Taylor, M.D., VP of Medical Affairs for Doctor On Demand


Watch as Prentiss Taylor, M.D. and Dasher Bentley K. discuss

If you’re ever in doubt about your health, please always first consult a qualified medical provider, check with your local health authorities, or visit The Centers for Disease Control if you’re in the U.S.

Now through Doctor On Demand®, one of the nation’s leading virtual healthcare platforms, all U.S.-based Dashers can access virtual urgent care and behavioral health visits for just $4.

We’re committed to building upon our partnership with Doctor On Demand in 2021 and keeping Dashers and their communities safe. For more information and resources on COVID-19 and vaccine eligibility as a Dasher, check out our Coronavirus Resource Center for Dashers.

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