Flu Epidemic Continues In New York

(New York, NY) -- New York pharmacists are now being allowed to administer flu shots to kids.

It's the main feature of an executive order signed yesterday by Governor Cuomo to combat the flu epidemic. There were nearly eight-thousand confirmed cases across the state last week, the highest number the state's seen since it began reporting flu cases in 2004. 

Cuomo says with pharmacists giving flu shots to kids ages two to 18, parents are more likely to get their kids vaccinated because of improved access and convenience.

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