Bringing House Calls Back with UberHEALTH

October 23, 2014 / Boston

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.

We know the flu is preventable, and we know our riders are always on the go. Let Uber help you outsmart the flu this fall. Here’s how to request for Boston, New York and DC.

Stay healthy, and Uber on!


  • Every component of UberHEALTH is offered at no cost
  • All vaccinations (appropriate for ages 4 and up) will be administered by a registered nurse through Passport HealthPager. All consent information and paperwork stays between the recipient and them.
  • If you or your friends choose to be vaccinated, please arrange for a suitable indoor environment before your nurse arrive
  • Maximum of 1 flu prevention pack & 10 flu shots per request
  • We expect demand for UberHEALTH to be high, so your patience is appreciated

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