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By Dana Dean

St. Louis (KSDK) -- Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet? It's National Influenza Vaccination Week and technologycan help fight the flu.

Technology is making it easier to communicate critical information about the flu.An app calledHealth Map allows you to find outbreaks nearby.

Another app we found is called 'Is It Contagious?' This one is helpful for parents and allows them to look up just about anything, including influenza. It will tell you symptoms, treatment, and information on going back to school.

The app called 'Fight the Flu' also checks out flu cases in the area and across the U.S. It tells you the symptoms, what you can do if you think you have the flu, as well as treatment options. Downtown Urgent Care uses this app and finds it helpful.

Kate Mueller, Downtown Urgent Care, said, "It can tell you the flu activity in your area, it can help you keep an eye on how we compare in St. Louis area to the U.S. So, you can see we're a bit higher than the national average."