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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

January 30, 2009

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The governor wants to make flu shots more accessible to all Georgians.

He's introduced the "Access to Flu Vaccines Act."

It will allow physicians to enter into protocol agreements with pharmacists and registered nurses so they can order and dispense flu shots to customers without a physician's individual prescription.

Many pharmacists are in favor of the new legislation.

"First off you get more of the community immunizations so you have less incidences of the flu.It's also important because it takes a load off of the doctors offices who are often times so busy anyway. Pharmacies can be busy also, but it just really gives people another avenue," said Jeff Cox, a Pharmacist at Murphy Drugs in Thomasville.

Many pharmacies have already administered flu shots to their customers in the past.

To ensure control physicians will only be allowed to issue no more than 10 standing orders to pharmacists and nurses within the same county or adjacent count to the doctor's primary business location. Feedback