Bringing House Calls Back with UberHEALTH
Flu season is just around the corner and trying to squeeze in your latest immunization this fall may not be on the top of your To Do List.
The flu affects up to 20% of the population each year
That’s why we’re leveraging the reliability and efficiency of the Uber platform and launching a one-day pilot program—UberHEALTH—in select cities today. Together with our partner Vaccine Finder we will bring flu prevention packs and shots directly to you – at the single touch of a button.
In 2013, the majority of US adults were vaccinated against the flu
someplace other than their physician’s office*
UberHEALTH will be available today, October 23, in Boston, New York and DC from 10 am until 3 pm EST, and Uber users can request this service within their Uber app. Upon arrival, users will receive a flu prevention pack and the option to request a flu shot from a registered nurse for up to 10 people – all at no cost. Even better, for every shot given, Uber will donate $5 to the Red Cross to support vaccination efforts for children including its Measles & Rubella Initiative.
Stay healthy, and Uber on!
Unable to get UberHEALTH? Use Vaccine Finder to find the nearest shot provider nationwide and Uber there!
*Sources: J Am Pharm Association, 2012. Vaccine, 2009 and Morb Mortal Weekly Report, 2013
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