Florida Bill Allows Pharmacists to Give Some Vaccinations
ALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida pharmacists would be able to give vaccinations for pneumonia and shingles under a bill that's going to Gov. Rick Scott.
The measure (HB 509) received final passage Wednesday in the Florida Senate by a 36-1 vote. It previously passed in the House.
If Scott signs the bill, Florida would join 46 other states that already allow pharmacists to give the shots.
The bill is a compromise with doctors and includes a provision allowing the shots only if prescribed by a physician.
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