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Proposed bill would allow pharmacists to give vaccines to all children in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Two Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill which would allow trained pharmacists to give shots to kids younger than six years old with a doctor’s prescription.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports pharmacists can’t give vaccines to children younger than six, and have to form a collaboration with an area physician.

The bill would allow pharmacists to immunize all ages against any diseases on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization schedule without a prescription.

Senator Patrick Testin, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, says the bill is primarily about increasing access for parents and patients.

Krystal Frasier

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