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: Man Held Without Bond In Killing Of Baby, Babysitter In Coral Springs
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: Report: South Florida Counties Have High COVID Levels, Despite CDC Numbers
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: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
The increasing reliance on pharmacists and pharmacies comes as Florida and the nation are facing a critical doctor shortage in the coming years.