A new bill has been signed by Governor Pat Quinn that has many locals excited.
On Tuesday, it was decided that children who have always had to go to the doctor's office to be immunized can now visit their local pharmacy to get their shots. The Flu and TDAP Booster Shots will be covered. Tanya Trish, senior counsel for the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, says the bill will be a major help to familes with children.
Trish says there is no extra cost except what insurance or the patient would normally pay.
Trish says that there is still time for parents to take their children to get their shots, but encourages them to not wait too long.
Only children 10 and over can get their vaccinations at their local pharmacy. All kids under 10 still will need to go to their personal physician.