We’re big fans of market innovation here at United Liberty. If you’re a frequent reader (and we hope you are), you’re familiar with our affinity toward ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft.
Uber announced this morning that it would bring flu shots directly to consumers at no cost in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. from 1000am to 3:00pm today. From their blog:
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.
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.