ATLANTA (AP) Pharmacists would be able to continue
administering flu vaccines under legislation that cleared the
The "Access to Flu Vaccines Act'' received final passage on
Friday. It allows doctors to enter into agreements with pharmacists
and registered nurses to order and dispense the shots without each
one needing a separate prescription.
Gov. Sonny Perdue said the bill was needed to prevent confusion
among pharmacists about whether they could dispense the shots.
Some chains said last year they would stop the practice after the
Georgia Board of Pharmacy classified the flu vaccine as a dangerous
drug in Georgia.
Perdue said the bill makes it easier for Georgians to receive
their yearly flu shots.