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Ind. law lets pharmacists offer immunizations

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - New Indiana laws taking effect Monday allow pharmacists to offer more immunizations and let people convicted of most felonies and misdemeanors to petition to have their record expunged if they haven't re-offended in several years.

The new immunization law allows pharmacists to inoculate against pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, HPV infections, and meningitis. It also lowers the age limit of those receiving vaccines from pharmacists to 11.

Indiana State Department of Health chief medical officer Dr. Joan Duwve tells the Journal Gazette ) the state had been looking for ways to expand access to immunizations for several years.

The criminal record law means expunged convictions would no longer show up in public records. Some expungings will be automatic, others up to a judge's discretion, and some need approval from prosecutors.

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