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Preparing for flu season amid COVID-19 with Uber Health

August 31 / US

Flu vaccinations prevent millions of illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and deaths attributed to the flu every year.1 In 2020, with the similarity of symptoms between COVID-19 and the flu, a decrease in primary care and preventive medicine appointments, and the elevated importance of not burdening an already overwhelmed healthcare system,2 flu vaccinations are more important than ever. Manufacturers are working to keep up with that demand, projected to make 20 million more vaccinations for the 2020-2021 flu season than they did last year.3

Access to flu vaccinations may be more challenging this year 

However, access to flu vaccinations may also be more challenging than ever. Offices and schools that typically offer the convenience of on-site flu clinics may be closed or operating remotely, and people are staying home.

How you can help provide increased access to vaccinations with Uber Health

Even during non-pandemic times, we know that transportation can be a barrier for patients to get to their healthcare appointments, and that offering rides can be one way to help reduce no-shows. By providing patients with rides to and from flu clinics to get their vaccines, organizations can help increase flu vaccination access. 


Choose the solution that best fits your needs: 

  • Request rides on behalf of patients. Riders don’t need the Uber app or a smartphone.
  • Provide Vouchers. You can fully or partially subsidize rides that riders request from their own Uber app. You have the option to set policies to restrict rides by locations and times. 


Contact us to learn more.

Read more about Uber’s Door-to-Door safety standards during the COVID-19 pandemic.


1 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/past-burden-averted-est.html 
2 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm
3 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm