Uber visits Albany to provide flu fighting essentials

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Legislation to bring ride-sharing services to Upstate New York did not pass this year, but the Uber app was available for use in Albany to provide a different on-demand service.

App users in the Capital Region were able to request UberHEALTH on-demand flu fighting services on Tuesday with the simple click of a button.

Up to five people at each stop received care packages of flu season essentials such as a flu shot from a registered nurse free of charge.

“Uber for Health, I think, is a great opportunity for us to sort of come Upstate and bring the people of Albany and Syracuse a little bit of a taste of the types of things that we can provide communities where Uber is operational,” Uber NY Marketing Manager Julia Kern said.

UberHEALTH was available in 17 cities across the U.S. on Tuesday, but Albany is one of the last places in the country without its ridesharing services.

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