TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Under a new law that went into effect on Wednesday, July 1st, Floridians now have access to a wider range of vaccines at their local pharmacies.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
The vaccines include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough), varicella, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningococcal and pneumococcal. Vaccines for influenza and shingles were already available at all local pharmacies.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
Senator Aaron Bean said one of the best ways to ensure more people get critical vaccinations is to make it more convenient for them.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
The increasing reliance on pharmacists and pharmacies comes as Florida and the nation are facing a critical doctor shortage in the coming years.