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More help could be in store for you this flu season

More help could be in store for you this flu season

October 15, 2018 04:04 PM

More help could be in store for you this flu season. 

New legislation is in the works that will allow pharmacists in training to administer vaccines under the guidance of practicing pharmacists.

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Under current New York State law, pharmacy students cannot administer immunizations until they have passed licensure exams. 

This is unlike their counterparts in schools of nursing and medicine. 

With the new amendments, pharmacy students serving as registered pharmacy interns, who successfully complete certification, will be able to offer immunizations to patients.

The bill has been passed by both the New York State Assembly and Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.             

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