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Flu vaccine period to be extended

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending an emergency executive order that allows pharmacists across New York state to administer flu vaccines to children ages two to 18.

Posted: Feb 22, 2018 9:06 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2018 9:17 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending an emergency executive order that allows pharmacists across New York state to administer flu vaccines to children ages two to 18.

The Democrat announced the extension Thursday as influenza cases continued to rise. State health officials say more than 18,250 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu were reported last week. That's the highest weekly number since reporting started in 2004.

The number of hospitalizations reported last week decreased for the second straight week, with 2,160 residents hospitalized with confirmed cases.

Cuomo's order was initially issued in late January. It suspends the state law that limits the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing doses to anyone under 18.

Since December, more than 87,600 confirmed cases of the flu have been reported to state health officials.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1212922

Reported Deaths: 40637
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1515817782
Kings1485017994
Suffolk1225972545
Nassau1099842518
Bronx1015535243
Westchester819821774
New York727353419
Erie502271339
Richmond433221363
Monroe42774737
Rockland31061806
Orange27862642
Onondaga26544517
Oneida16110331
Dutchess15873290
Albany15520248
Niagara11534233
Broome10620248
Saratoga865376
Schenectady8183116
Ulster7337183
Rensselaer6454101
Putnam620370
Chemung5422107
Chautauqua522151
Oswego466462
Ontario452877
Steuben4444130
Cayuga419768
Sullivan371348
Wayne352750
Genesee350691
Herkimer342346
St. Lawrence332055
Cattaraugus325360
Madison298575
Jefferson294220
Cortland256352
Livingston256136
Tompkins252822
Columbia229966
Allegany228675
Tioga212454
Montgomery206971
Wyoming198741
Clinton197713
Fulton193247
Greene192951
Warren192836
Orleans185167
Chenango165438
Otsego155921
Lewis138822
Washington138121
Seneca114445
Franklin10409
Delaware96516
Essex92916
Schoharie8515
Yates75816
Schuyler68410
Hamilton1431
Unassigned37108
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