Important Flu Vaccine News For Your Kids

posted by Rich Lauber - 

The flu has been hitting the country hard for the past few weeks, with more people likely to catch it. The Centers for Disease Control highly recommends that anyone 6-months or older get vaccinated. While adults 18-years or older could get their flu shots at pharmacies, kids could not. Today Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order allowing kids 2-18 to get their flu shot from a pharmacy. This makes it more convenient for parents and caregivers. Before kids under 18 had to see a doctor or nurse for the shot and couldn't get it by a pharmacist. To find the nearest location that has the flu vaccine in stock, check out the CDC's flu vaccine finder below. It's also worthwhile to call and check to make sure it's in stock and they're ready to vaccinate kids.

Check out the CDC's page on the flu to find the best ways to prevent you and your family from getting sick this season. 

(H/T: NYUpstate.com

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