Uber will let you book a vaccine appointment through its app

Uber will let you book a vaccine appointment through its app


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

You can now book a vaccine appointment — and a ride to that appointment — in the Uber app.

The new feature is part of a host of product news that Uber announced today under the rubric “go anywhere, get anything.” With more people getting vaccinated, the company is banking on a big comeback to help make up for the steep losses it suffered during 2020. And it’s rolling out a series of new features aimed at enticing lockdown-weary customers back to its platform — whether to travel somewhere or to get something delivered.

The vaccine appointments are being offered nationwide through the company’s previously announced partnership with Walgreens. Since February, Uber has been offering free rides to Walgreens stores for people who book a…

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