Yep, that’s right — Uber is riding around town in three cities today and administering free flu shots “at the single touch of a button.”
“We know the flu is preventable, and we know our riders are always on the go,” Uber notes in a blog post. “Let Uber help you outsmart the flu this fall.”
Called “UberHealth,” the pilot program is only available today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. Those interested in an on-demand vaccine can hail a delivery from the Uber app and have a registered nurse show up at their location shortly thereafter with a flu prevention pack and a flu shot for up to 10 people.
This is yet another example of Uber utilizing its logistics technology to test a new service that’s outside of simply moving people around town. There are already a few companies that have debuted an on-demand medical service, but delivering flu shots is a relatively novel idea.