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Free flu shot? Uber will deliver one Tuesday to these 17 places

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time, Uber is promising to deliver free flu shots -- if you live in certain cities or states.

Uber delivers people, but also food, packages and occasionally kittens.

Tomorrow, it's going a step further. Uber will send a free flu shot for you and up to four other people at your location. It'll even come with a registered nurse to handle the injection and the paperwork, according to an Uber blog post.

The catch: you'll need to live in one of these following cities and states in the US:

  • Albany, NY
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • New Hampshire
  • Portland, ME
  • Rhode Island
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Washington, DC

If so, just log into the Uber app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 25, and choose the Health option. "We want you to know that demand will be high-so we really appreciate your patience," Uber warns.

This is actually the second time Uber's offered a one-day-only flu shot, but it is the first time it's totally free. Last November, the company offered something similar in 35 US cities, but charged $10 to vaccinate up to 10 people. This time, you get five shots for free.