Google Launches Online H1N1, Seasonal Flu Vaccine Finder Tool

Posted on November 12, 2009. Filed under: Health Informatics, Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Flu |

Google Launches Online H1N1, Seasonal Flu Vaccine Finder Tool – from iHealthBeat – 11 Nov 2009

“In collaboration with HHS, Google has launched an online map tool designed to help users find the nearest location to get the seasonal or H1N1 flu vaccines, Time reports.

After users enter a ZIP code or town, the tool displays color-coded syringes on a map.  Pink syringes indicate the availability of seasonal flu vaccinations, blue syringes represent the availability of H1N1 flu vaccinations, and pink and blue syringes mean both vaccinations are available (Sharples O’Callaghan, Time, 11/10).

The American Lung Association and HHS’s flu.gov collaborators also worked on the project.

The flu shot finder includes data for about 20 states (Merrill, Healthcare IT News, 11/11). Developers say they plan to update the map with data for the entire U.S. (Time, 11/10).”

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