About HealthMap Vaccine Finder
HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free, online service where users can search for locations offering flu vaccines. We work with partners such as clinics, pharmacies, and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about receiving the flu vaccine. Our goal is to make flu vaccination available to everyone by simplifying the process of choosing and finding a vaccine provider.
In 2012, Google passed the baton to HealthMap when they retired Google's Flu Vaccine Finder. Google has worked closely with HealthMap as they've created the new HealthMap Vaccine Finder. If you have previously provided data to Google Flu Vaccine Finder, you will need to register and upload your location data to HealthMap. Register »
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HealthMap is a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital.
This content has been adapted from healthfinder.gov.
- Get a flu shot every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu.
- Get the Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis).
- Get a Td booster shot every 10 years to protect against tetanus and diphtheria.
- If you are age 60 or older, get a shot to prevent shingles. Shingles causes a rash and can lead to pain that lasts for months or years.
- If you are age 65 or older, get a pneumonia shot. This shot is sometimes called PPSV. Most people only need to get the shot once.
Why do I need to get these shots?
There are 3 main reasons to get your shots.
- Vaccines help protect you against diseases that can be serious and sometimes deadly.
- The shots you got as a child can wear off over time. And as you get older, you may be at risk for other illnesses, like shingles.
- Vaccines don’t just protect you – they also protect the people around you. Some people in your family or community may not be able to get certain vaccines because of their age or health condition.
Do I need any other shots to help me stay healthy?
You may need other shots if you:
Didn’t get all of your shots as a child
Have a health condition like HIV that makes it harder for your body to fight infectioni
Have a health condition like diabetes or heart, lung, or liver disease
Are a man who has sex with men
Spend time with infants, young children, or older adults
Work in a school, hospital, prison, or health clinic
Travel outside the United States
Ask your doctor or nurse if there are any other shots you may need to help you stay healthy.
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