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Larissa Doucette

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that will allow pharmacists to provide flu vaccinations to people age nine or older. House Bill 182 removes a stipulation from Pennsylvania law that limited administration of immunizations for school-age children to physicians only. The bill is intended to make it easier for children to receive an annual flu shot, notes a press release from State Representative Seth Grove. Grove states, “Pennsylvania currently lags the nation in the number [of] children who are immunized against the flu. Pharmacists and pharmacy interns are well qualified to administer this safe and effective vaccine.”