• Open your Uber app between 10:00AM – 15:00PM on Wednesday, 18 April
  • Set your pickup location swipe right on your vehicle options and select “UberWELLNESS”
  • Request a ride as per usual
  • If you’re successful, an accredited nurse will arrive to administer flu vaccinations for up to 5 people – for only R100!

The Uber/Discovery Health offer did come with a caution that “Demand will be high, so please be patient. Should you be unable to request your flu vaccination on-demand, we encourage you to visit your nearest healthcare provider, Clicks or Dis-Chem clinic to get your flu vaccination as soon as possible.”

This initiative can be seen as part of the mobile health and/or ehealth service movement that is bubbling under. Mobile Health (mHealth) is positioned as the next big thing. Signs include the launch of MomConnect, a mobile phone application designed to serve 1 million South African women through the stages of pregnancy. The movement feeds the convenience factor of the post modern era but more critically its seen as a smart solution for the developing world where health infrastructure is limited.