State allows pharmacies to offer more vaccines
Get ready to see more advertisements in Massachusetts pharmacies for a variety of vaccines that consumers will now be able to receive in the stores. A policy adopted by state health regulators grants pharmacists the authority to administer 10 adult vaccines in addition to the annual flu shot they already can give. The new vaccines include ones to protect against shingles, whooping cough, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus, and meningitis. The rate of adult immunizations has lagged, prompting the new policy.