How do you locate a flu shot clinic?


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One way to find a clinic that offers flu shots is to use the Flu Vaccine Finder provided by the American Lung Association. Another way is to use local business directories such as YP.com and Local.com.

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The Flu Vaccine Finder from The American Lung Association is located on Lung.org. Enter in the local ZIP code and browse the available flu shot locations. This tool provides users with mapped locations, addresses, phone numbers and available dates and time frames for flu shots. However, this information is provided by HealthMap, not the ALA. Therefore, it is important to verify the clinic location, hours of operation, eligibility and availability.

The ALA also recommends that potential patients check with a health care provider to make sure that getting a flu shot is appropriate. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services also provides information on who should get a flu shot.

YP.com and Local.com allow users to type in a ZIP code, city or state in order to find nearby locations for clinics that offer flu shots. These websites also provide maps, addresses and additional contact information for local clinics. Some clinic listings feature patient reviews that can help users choose the right clinic to visit. Both websites also offer a mobile application for finding local clinics while on the go.

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