The state of New York declared a public health emergency today amid the worst flu outbreak in years.

Gov. Cuomo pushed through legislation that allows pharmacies to administer flu shots to kids – not just adults – to combat the sickness.

New York has already been blasted with more than three times as many flu cases this year than last.

Cases are up from roughly 4,400 to 19,100 and two children have already died this year, according to the New York State Department of Health.

“All New Yorkers, children and adults alike, [should] have access to critically needed flu vaccines,” Cuomo said.

Kids under 18 years old can now recieve a flu vaccination, which is effective in 62 percent of cases, according to the US Centers for Disease Control.

Source: NY Post


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