Smartphone-enabled transportation vendor Uber, in partnership with Vaccine Finder, has expanded its pilots of home-delivered flu prevention packets and free flu vaccinations, to Chicago after an "overwhelming" response to similar pilots in New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

"Utilizing Uber's technology to deliver flu vaccines has tremendous possibilities," said Harvard University epidemiologist John Brownstein, creator of Vaccine Finder. "Uber is giving medical professionals the ability to leverage their unique logistical platform to provide access to crucial medical services in a new and innovative way."

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