Kansas To Let Pharmacies Give Flu Shots To Kids

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas pharmacists will be able to give flu
shots to children 6 and older starting in July, under a bill signed
Friday by Gov. Mark Parkinson.

The bill makes an exception to an existing law that lets adults be vaccinated by pharmacists, their assistants and interns.

Flu shots will be the only immunizations offered to children at pharmacies.

The legislation passed both chambers of the Legislature unanimously. Supporters said it would make it easier for parents to get their children vaccinated against the flu.

The bill was one of 16 the Governor signed Friday.

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