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Flu

Flu Reaches Emergency Level in New York State

by Associated Press

Scott Webber, flickr

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a public health emergency for New York State because of the severity of the flu season.

Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. His executive order allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients between 6 months and 18 years of age.

The order also suspends for the next month the section of State Education Law limiting the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents only to individuals 18 years of age or older.

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