INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Starting July 1, Hoosiers can bypass the doctor's office and get more immunizations at drug stores and pharmacies than ever before.
For the last few years, pharmacists could only give flu shots and shingles vaccinations without having a prescription from the patient.
Now they can give four more vaccinations: pneumonia, HPV, meningitis and Tdap (for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis/whooping cough).
However, there are a few restrictions.
Anyone receiving the pneumonia vaccination must at least 65 years old. Everyone else will need a prescription.
Recipients of the HPV, meningitis and Tdap vaccinations must be at least 11 years old.
For children receiving school vaccinations, the pharmacy will let the child's doctor know the child has received the vaccination. Parents will also be given a record sheet for the school.
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