New NC law lowers age for pharmacy influenza immunization, expands vaccines for adults

Under a new law in North Carolina, the minimum age for influenza immunization in pharmacies is now age 10 years. The previous minimum was age 14 years. The law, which takes effect on October 1, also allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children between age 6 and10 years, as long as they have a doctor's prescription.

Under a new law in North Carolina, the minimum age for influenza immunization in pharmacies is now age 10 years. The previous minimum was age 14 years. The law, which takes effect on October 1, also allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children between age 6 and10 years, as long as they have a doctor's prescription. Another provision of the law permits North Carolina pharmacies to offer vaccinations for human papillomavirus and hepatitis A to adults.