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Need help finding a flu shot? Apparently so...

November 12, 2009 |  2:42 pm

Shots If recent news coverage is to be believed, and we maintain that it is, finding a flu shot can be problematic.

Nov. 4: A long day and long lines at Glendale swine flu clinic

Nov. 3: Shortage of flu vaccines leaves healthcare workers vulnerable

Oct. 28: L.A. County free H1N1 vaccine clinics overwhelmed

And then there was this letter to the editor published Tuesday:

"For weeks I have been trying to get an H1N1 vaccination for my 12-year-old son. His asthma makes him a vulnerable target for this flu. While scores of people who do not fit into the high-risk groups have been vaccinated in clinics around the L.A. area, my doctor has yet to receive the vaccine."

Help might be at hand, report our Technology blog colleagues. They write: "To deal help with the high demand, Google Maps has launched a flu shot finder at It provides users with the locations of clinics that provide seasonal and H1N1 vaccines." Here's the post: Google launches flu shot locator.

-- Tami Dennis

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