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New websites will help Hoosiers locate vaccine appointments

The tools help find available vaccines near you
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Posted at 5:14 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 18:25:22-05

INDIANAPOLIS — As more providers are administering COVID-19 vaccinations, people are seeking out appointments through different pharmacy sites and through ourshot.in.gov.

New tools launched this week will help Hoosiers navigate when and where vaccine appointments are available near them.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention launched VaccineFinder.Org. Indiana is one of just a handful of states that are part of the initial launch.

On the site you type in your zip code and it shows where the vaccine is in stock. The site pulls inventory information from all vaccine providers including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and public health vaccination sites.

The information can also be found on GoodRx.com. The CDC is partnering with GoodRx to help inform the public about vaccination locations and the latest details.

On GoodRx.com you can find information by state on who is eligible for a vaccine. You can also sign up through the website to receive notifications on changes in eligibility and when there is a vaccine appointment available near you.

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of GoodRx, Doug Hirsh, said the reality right now is there are too many people looking for too few vaccines. The hope is their site helps people navigate to vaccines they are eligible for more easily.

“I think there’s lots of folks out there that might not be as technologically savvy who maybe can figure out how to put a phone number in, but we also want to reach out to you," Hirsh said. "We don’t expect you to be trolling the news to figure out what’s going on. We want to reach out to you when it’s your turn."

In Indiana people over the age of 60 are eligible to receive the vaccine. The hope is these new tools can help those eligible get vaccinated a little bit sooner.