GoodRx's Vaccine Guide has a user-friendly interface and tracks daily inventory and available appointments at nearby pharmacies, as well as government-run vaccine sites, hospitals and clinics. It's using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and VaccineFinder, a free online service developed by and operated by Boston Children's Hospital.
“We founded GoodRx to help guide people through the complex health care system, and nothing has been more confusing or overwhelming than the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said co-Chief Executive and co-Founder Doug Hirsch. “With the Vaccine Guide, we have created a site where available information is organized and centralized in one place, and then delivered directly to consumers in a digestible manner. Our hope is that it will help streamline available information so Americans easily find a vaccination appointment near them as soon as they are eligible.”
The website, however, isn't entirely comprehensive. In several Los Angeles zip codes, it only shows vaccine availability for CVS and RiteAid and does not appear to include appointments available through Carbon Health, PrepMod and Kaiser Permanente, for example.
According to GoodRx, more than 1.8 million Americans have signed up for its guide. The Santa Monica-based company said the platform tracks vaccine availability in real-time and logs changes as often as every five minutes.
In the fourth quarter, its subscriber base soared to 5.6 million.
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