ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a 30-day amendment to provide flu vaccines to all children in the state.
Children will be able to be vaccinated for the flu- even if families can’t pay for it- through the “Vaccines for Children Program”.
The legislation complies with the governor’s executive order temporarily allowing phramacists to administer flu vaccines to children two to 18.
A child is eligible for the program if he or she is younger than 19.
They must also be either uninsured, under-insured, Native American or an Alaska Native, enrolled in medicaid or eligible for medicaid, or enrolled in “Child Health Plus”.