The Pandemic That Was Going to Kill Us All But Didn’t is still alive, lurking to take you in a one-way trip across the Styx. Or a two-way trip to snotland. Google Maps points the way to the nearest vaccine.
The search engine has collaborated with the US Department for Health and Human Services and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention to add a Google Maps service that will locate the nearest seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine programs in the US. Just go to this site and enter your city or postal code. Google says that the project has just started, so there are still locations with no information:
At the moment we have data for locations of flu vaccine directly from 20 states and counting. We are also continuing to add information from chain pharmacies and other providers in all 50 states; today, you’ll find results from chains such as Walgreens, CVS and PDX participants, such as Kmart, Duane Reade, WinnDixie and Giant Eagle.
After reading about the many problems with the vaccine in countries like Sweden — where they have top notch healthcare — I think I will pass on this round, thank you very much.