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November 17, 2009

Google flushot: Finding flu vaccine information in one easy place

So long as that place is called the United States of America. Thanks Google! Better yet, Thanks Canada for the "free" health care!

This year, it's especially important to have clear information on what you can do to prepare for the flu season. With this in mind, we are happy to share a new feature for the U.S. which allows you to more easily find locations near you for getting both the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine. After expanding Google Flu Trends to a total of 20 countries and 38 languages, allowing more people to see near real-time estimates of flu activity, we began brainstorming with the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), their flu.gov collaborators and the American Lung Association on the flu shot finder and other ways Google can be helpful to people this flu season.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 17, 2009 08:21 AM