Many people I know aren’t sure whether or not to get the flu shot on any given year- is it worth the time? This Thursday, Uber can help you make that decision by making the process that much easier to complete.
Users of the popular ride-sharing app will be able to order up a flu shot and have a nurse show up to deliver it in an Uber car, right at their doorstep. The one-day specialty service is being offered for the second year in a row in 36 cities across the US, in an effort to get more people immunized for this winter’s flu season.
The on-demand flu shots will be available in the US on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Just as last year, Passport Health, a travel-clinic company with locations across North America, is providing the registered nurses.
Interest may be high for the service, which can be accessed by tapping an option labeled “UberHEALTH” to request a nurse.
“If you don’t get one the first time, you’ll get a message that basically says all cars are busy and to please try again,” said company representative Sarah Maxwell.
Last year Uber offered the one-day flu service in New York, Boston, Washington and Chicago and had more than 2000 participants.
Here are the cities offering the on-demand flu shots to Uber users this year:
Northeast: Baltimore; Boston; Hartford, Conn.; Hoboken, N.J.; Jersey City, N.J.; New York; Philadelphia; Providence, R.I..; Washington, Worcester, Mass.
South: Atlanta; Charleston, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Houston; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; Orlando; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Richmond; Tampa Bay, Fla.
Midwest: Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh
West: Boise, Idaho; Los Angeles; Orange County, Calif.; Phoenix; Portland, Ore.; San Francisco, Seattle.
Tap on and spread the word, not the flu!