Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine website builds on a swine flu tool

Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine website builds on a swine flu tool


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The federal COVID-19 vaccine-finding website President Joe Biden promised last week will be an expansion of VaccineFinder, a website first created during the 2009 swine flu outbreaks to help people locate vaccine providers. On or before May 1st, the website should include information on every COVID-19 vaccine administration site in the country.

“It’s going to be an improved, federal version of VaccineFinder,” says John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and founder of VaccineFinder.

Over the past decade, VaccineFinder compiled information from around the country, showing people where they could find flu shots and other routine vaccines. It runs out of Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with the…

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