HHS.gov online flu shot finder flawed, puts Wellington next to Puerto Rico

Flu season is here and hopefully you’re not relying on the Health and Human Services’ Health Map Vaccine Finder to locate a nearby flu vaccine provider.

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A quick search at the HealthMap.org site shows the closest vaccine location to Wellington, CO as being a Walgreens in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. (The initial page gives you no results. You’ll need to search a larger radius using the “Vaccine availability near:” radius search dropdown by clicking on the gear icon and selecting “25 miles.”)

The site recommends that you also call your family physician for a flu shot — who’s most likely not in Puerto Rico.