Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s Immunization Bill Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

SCARSDALE – New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is pleased to announce that A123B/S4739A, legislation that she authored, was signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The legislation authorizes pharmacists and nurse practitioners to administer immunizations to prevent shingles, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough, and continues their ability to immunize against influenza. This will make access to these immunizations easier and increase their effectiveness.

“Allowing pharmacists and nurse practitioners to administer these vaccines will make it easier for a greater percentage of people to get immunized,” Paulin said. “And that, ultimately, is the goal, to get prevent as many people as possible from contracting these serious and potential life-threatening illnesses.”