Flu emergency declared in NY state; 20K cases diagnosed

Flu emergency declared in NY state; 20K cases diagnosed

New York’s governor has declared a public health emergency for the state because of the severity of the flu season.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. His executive order suspends for the next month the state law that limits the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents only to individuals 18 years of age or older.

Pharmacists will also be allowed to administer flu vaccinations to patients between 6 months and 18 years of age.

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Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Flu-emergency-declared-in-NY-20K-cases-in-state-4189036.php#ixzz2HnAQNmMF

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