The weather here in Johannesburg has been miserable and the cold shows no signs of backing off as we approach Winter.

This also heralds the return of flu season and if like us you don’t want to spend days upon days in bed, nursing headaches, pain and fever it’s a good idea to get a flu shot.

In a bid to prevent its users from getting sick, Uber has partnered with Discovery Health, Clicks and Dis-chem to bring the flu shot to you.

Next week Wednesday 18th April between 10:00 and 15:00 Uber users can request a nurse be sent to their location to receive a flu vaccination. The vaccination itself is free but users will be charged a flat-fee of R100 to cover the cost of the trip.

“Due to the amazing response we received in the previous years we are excited to bring this service to our riders once again. We understand that our riders have busy lives and we always aim to offer them as much convenience as we can,” Uber general manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits said in a statement.

To book your flu shot simply open the Uber app between 10:00 and 15:00 next week Wednesday, set your pickup location and then swipe to reveal the UberWELLNESS option when prompted to select a vehicle.

Confirm the ride and and should everything be confirmed a nurse will be sent to administer flu shots to up to five people.

Uber says that the service is only available in selected areas in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

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