Uber Is Delivering Free Flu Shots

Get vaccinated in the comfort of your own home.

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With flu season looming, Uber is once again making it easier for you to protect yourself.

As it did last fall, the ride hailing service is delivering flu shots straight to your doorstep. This year, however, there’s an added perk: Requesting the vaccines is completely free.

On Tuesday from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m., simply log into the app and toggle over to the “health” option. Once you set your location, Uber will deliver a free flu prevention care package and up to five Fluzone vaccines, which will be administered by a registered nurse. Nurses will handle any necessary paperwork as well.

“Every year, the flu affects 20 percent of the population—but it doesn’t have to,” writes John Brownstein, chief innovation officer for Boston Children’s Hospital and an Uber healthcare advisor, in a blog post. “Every person who receives a flu shot reduces the risk of others getting the flu by 50 to 60 percent. We can all fight this thing together.”

Friends and family living outside Boston may have a shot to get vaccinated, too. The promotion is running in cities in 14 different states, as well as in Washington, D.C.