Google Helps You Find Locations for H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine and Seasonal Flu Shot
Posted Nov 12 2009 10:01pm
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
After you had the tough task of searching for health information on the H1N1 swine flu vaccine from various media outlets; you’ve now determined that you would like to receive the H1N1 vaccine, but where do you go to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine?
Google’s flu shot finder includes 20 countries and 38 languages. You can search providers in your area and it will tell you where to go and if they are out of stock or not.
So, let’s say you’re looking for a locator for the H1N1 flu vaccine in Ashland, Ohio. Simply type in Ashland, Ohio in the locator box and here’s the results:
No flu shots found near Ashland, Ohio
“All locations below are out of stock. Some clinics with flu shots are not listed yet, so check back often. The Ohio Department of Health may have additional listings.”
• Walgreens–H1N1 flu vaccine 1000 Park Ave West, Mansfield, OH (419) 529-3790 Temporarily out of stock • Meijer #126–Both H1N1 flu vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine 1355 N. Lexington, Mansfield, OH (419) 747-8310 M,T,W,Th,F,Sat,Sun 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Temporarily out of stock
OK, so while Ashland, Ohio is out of stock on both the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 flu vaccine, Google does provide you with a link for the Ohio Department of Health where they provide you with additional listings. Your Turn
Check out your area and find out if a provider near you has the H1N1 flu vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine.