Flu shots on demand

23 Oct, 2014

Uber and Harvard Medical School’s Vaccine Finder program test an on-demand flu shot service. From 10am-3pm E.T. Uber drivers will drive a registered nurse to deliver and inject the shot to customers anywhere within the three test cities of New York, Boston, and Washington. A registered meeting place must be set up with the nurse. No insurance card is required. Harvard professor John Brownstein, who pitched the program to Uber:

[It has] huge potential [to] deliver more convenience into delivery of care.

He says it can also provide a precedent for crisis situations:

[You] don’t necessarily want people crowding and traversing cities to get access to vaccines.

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