Uber offers flu shots on wheels

October 24, 2014 4:36 AM

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Uber offers flu shots on wheels

Users of the Uber car service know they can summon a ride with a few taps on a smartphone app. But for several hours Thursday, they could also order up the immediate delivery a winter health care staple — a flu shot.

The limited, one-time promotion dubbed UberHEALTH offered free delivery of a flu vaccination service in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. It was the latest in a series of experiments by Uber to extend the company’s logistical technology beyond basic transportation.

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