Walgreen Co. has expanded availability for vaccinations at its more than 800 locations in Florida in response to new state legislation granting pharmacists more authority to administer immunizations.


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Walgreens expands vaccine availability in Florida

July 14th, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreen Co. has expanded availability for vaccinations at its more than 800 locations in Florida in response to new state legislation granting pharmacists more authority to administer immunizations.

Walgreens said Monday that the new regulations in Florida permit pharmacists to now provide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended meningitis vaccines (meningococcal) for patients age 18 and older and shingles (zoster) vaccines for patients 60 years and older, in addition to flu and pneumococcal vaccinations available to eligible adult patients.

"As some of the most trusted health care professionals in communities across Florida, this is an excellent opportunity for our pharmacists to help educate residents about the importance of adult vaccinations and to improve immunization rates through greater access," Terry Gubbins, Florida market pharmacy director for Walgreens, said in a statement. "We've demonstrated through flu seasons and other health initiatives the important role Walgreens is playing in health care today, providing high-quality, affordable care to help more people get, stay and live well."

Vaccinations are available daily during all pharmacy hours on a walk-in basis.

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