Currently there is no near real-time method for patients and providers to know which pharmacies, clinics, or other healthcare facilities have medical countermeasures (MCM) during flu seasons. This poses difficulty in knowing where to go to access these critical products especially during a public health response. During an influenza pandemic, timely information on where to go to access influenza antiviral drugs will be critical in order for:
- Providers to know where to send prescriptions.
- Patients to know where to fill their prescription.
- Public health decision makers to know when additional antiviral supplies from stockpiles may be needed.