Google Helps You Find Flu Vaccines

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With the widespread shortages of both seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu vaccines, Google has stepped in and added the new Flu Shot Finder to their repertoire of mapping applications.  As stated on the Google.org blog, “Especially given slower than expected vaccine production, we think it’s important to bring together flu shot information in a coherent manner. We’ve been working with HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health agencies to gather information on flu vaccine locations across the country, particularly for the H1N1 flu vaccine (both the nasal-spray vaccine and the shot).”  The map is still a work in progress, with many clinics still needing to participate and some of the locations that are showing actually have no vaccine supplies on hand.  The mapping application will also be made available on both the www.flu.gov and the American Lung Association web sites. (Via ReadWriteWeb)

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