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.
“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