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Googling for flu vaccines

When I went to the doctor’s office recently, I assumed I’d be getting my seasonal flu shot, and I’d hoped that I might get an H1N1, swine-flu, shot. I was wrong. It turns out that because of shortages, doctor offices aren’t being supplied with flu vaccines. Worse still, they didn’t know where I could get the shots. Fortunately, Google, yes Google, can help.

While Google has no computer anti-virus programs-well, not yet anyway-they’ve just released an add-on to Google Maps, Flu-Shot Finder. Just visit the site, put in your location-a zip code will work nicely-and you’ll soon get a map of the area with drugstores and pharmacies that carry the shots.

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