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More vaccines to be offered at New York pharmacies



Albany, New York — Thanks to new state law, Pharmacists in New York will soon be able to administer more vaccinations.

Tuesday Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to expand the immunizations that can be administered by licensed pharmacists to those ages 18 and up.

According to the legislation, they will be able to administer vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for hepatitis A and B, human papillomavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.

The new law also makes permanent the ability for licensed pharmacists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the previous law, pharmacists in New York could administer immunizations for influenza to adults and children, and could also administer vaccines against COVID-19, pneumococcal, acute herpes zoster, meningococcal, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis disease, as well as medications required for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, to adults.

They are required to report the immunizations to the New York State Department of Health.