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Google Flu Shot Finder Shows Nearest Clinics

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Google has announced the Flu Shot Finder, which enables users to get the closest location offering flu vaccinations.

With flu season well underway, Google teamed up with with the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), flu.gov collaborators and the American Lung Association and came up with the Flu Shot Finder, a handy tool that shows you where your closest vaccine can be found and even tells you if the provider has any stock left.

Though the project is just beginning and Google has not yet received information about flu shot clinics for many locations, a lot of people are going to find this tool useful. Especially when you consider the fact that it also maps H1N1 shots, which people are still full on freaking out about, by the way.

Right now, Google has data for vaccine locations from 20 states and counting and is continuing to add information from chain pharmacies and other providers in all 50 states. Already available are results from Walgreens, CVS and PDX participants, such as Kmart, Duane Reade, WinnDixie and Giant Eagle.

Check out the full post here and check out Google Flu Shot Finder here.

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    zmanz , November 11, 2009 1:57 PM
    Fun fact: The "H1N1" flu is a weaker version of the common flu. There is also only enough to help 12% of the population get this "immunization" and its also the same effect as it had with the 1970's flu shot: It cripples 90% of the users. Let's hope they give it out to the socialist pigs in our government and all of the entitlement-wallowing crapsack beaurocrats as well.
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    mlg779 , November 11, 2009 2:07 PM
    h1n1 is just a very big scam, and some americans are dumb enough to believe it
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    coopchennick , November 11, 2009 2:18 PM
    The shot is more deadly than the actual flu.

    No thanks!
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    Spanky Deluxe , November 11, 2009 2:19 PM
    Be very careful about this jab. If you know anyone considering taking it who is also pregnant then strongly advise them not to. The jabs contain mercury. It is also pretty untested and some new compounds have been used in it whose long term effects aren't very well understood right now. The jabs have been rushed through approval and haven't gone through nearly the amount of testing that is usually required for a vaccine.
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    warmon6 , November 11, 2009 2:21 PM
    zmanzFun fact: The "H1N1" flu is a weaker version of the common flu. There is also only enough to help 12% of the population get this "immunization" and its also the same effect as it had with the 1970's flu shot: It cripples 90% of the users. Let's hope they give it out to the socialist pigs in our government and all of the entitlement-wallowing crapsack beaurocrats as well.


    mlg779h1n1 is just a very big scam, and some americans are dumb enough to believe it


    Agree. health departments around the world are over exaggerating the seriousness of it. It maybe deadly to some people but most recover from it.
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    Kelavarus , November 11, 2009 2:38 PM
    There's too much propaganda from... Well, I'd say both sides, but there's more than 2. I just refuse to give a shit.

    My aunt panicked, got the shot, and she's doing absolutely fine soo... *shrug* Unless it has some super delayed effect or something.
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    counselmancl , November 11, 2009 2:44 PM
    I like my immune system just the way it is.
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    sparky13 , November 11, 2009 4:04 PM
    mlg779h1n1 is just a very big scam, and some americans are dumb enough to believe it

    Actually no, it is a very real disease that can be fatal to certain subgroups of individuals. I am an elementary school teacher in a poverty stricken area and the h1n1 virus was responsible for taking the life of a kindergarten student at our school. Luckily the CDC (center for disease control) and the Cook County Health Department sent over enough vaccinations yesterday to innoculate our students and staff. I am glad I got the h1n1 shot, you should do more research before saying ignorant statements like "Some American's are dumb enough to believe it."
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2009 4:15 PM
    Let's try this: Go to the CDC website and look up some facts about this H1N1.
    Here's some facts that don't add up to me. The last H1N1 outbreak was around 1998 (Outbreaks happen ever 11 years, like clockwork). How could patient 0 (an 8 year old boy) be patient 0 if they weren't even alive when the last outbreak occured.
    Yeah, the people that took the first round of shots as someone stated above (1970's or so) DID die. Think they linked it to the vaccination? Heck no, there's money involved, but how to explain all those deaths occuring so close together?
    My biggest beef: You are 438% more likely to die from complications of getting the vaccination, than from contracting H1N1. Think it's natural for you to get a weakened/dead virus and preservative soup injected into your body? You decide. Check this site for a more relaxed debate http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=swine_flu
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    mlg779 , November 12, 2009 12:45 AM
    sparky13Actually no, it is a very real disease that can be fatal to certain subgroups of individuals. I am an elementary school teacher in a poverty stricken area and the h1n1 virus was responsible for taking the life of a kindergarten student at our school. Luckily the CDC (center for disease control) and the Cook County Health Department sent over enough vaccinations yesterday to innoculate our students and staff. I am glad I got the h1n1 shot, you should do more research before saying ignorant statements like "Some American's are dumb enough to believe it."

    an you mister teacher should buy some more brain and go do some research about the mercury that they add in the flu and what that does to your brain ( the mercury from the shots you took all your life allready killed some of your brain cells)
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    Sushi Warrior , November 12, 2009 1:19 AM
    Hmm, not sure who's asshole you people are pulling those statistics from. In Switzerland, 1 million people have got the shot, and 4 have been labelled as "related" deaths to the shot. Not confirmed, related. Now, if everyone were to not get the shot and it went pandemic, we would have billions sick and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, dead. I already got the shot, it gave me some adverse reactions for a day or two but that's it. So did my dad, my mom, our family friends, my friend, my friend's dad, etc. etc. etc. No one has got more than a sore arm. There are 58 people dead in Ontario (where I live) from H1N1, and so far there are 0 deaths from the vaccine. And it's quite available ATM. 58 slow, painful deaths that could have been prevented, or 4 in a million sacrifices to the greater security of the world.

    PS: It's thimerosal in the shot, a variant of mercury. There's a couple micrograms, and 5 times less than the seasonal flu shot. Most deaths are most likely from unknown allergies to eggs anyhow.
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    anamaniac , November 12, 2009 4:46 AM
    Well, to all those dissing...
    I look at it one way. One of my neighbours may die tonight due to H1N1...
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    randomizer , November 12, 2009 10:07 AM
    We need a shot for cardiovascular disease: http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w179/random1301/swinefluchart.jpg
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    sparky13 , November 12, 2009 11:45 AM
    mlg779and you mister teacher should buy some more brain cells and go do some research about the mercury that they add in the flu and what that does to your brain ( the mercury from the shots you took all your life already killed some of your brain cells)


    I took the liberty of correcting some of the egregious grammatical errors in your last post. I know I'm just a 'stupid American' but poor grammar does bug me. I have actually had very few shots in my life. I have researched the h1n1 vaccine and if you do the same you will learn that the levels of thimerosal in the vaccine is below detectable levels or are not present at all.


    http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/Immunize/documents/suspensionfaq.pdf

    http://answers.flu.gov/questions/4170

    http://www.slate.com/id/2123647/

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