Pharmacists and pharmacy students rally at state capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WFLX) - - Hundreds of pharmacists and pharmacy students were at the state capitol rallying for the right to administer shingles and pneumonia vaccines.

Legislation to give them the right is being sponsored by State Representative Ana Logan.

Her bill passed a house committee on Wednesday.

"A number of individuals that could be saved from a lifetime of shingles or cost and the adverse reaction to pneumonia is definitely important at this time, " said Logan, a Republican from Miami.

Currently 40 states allow pharmacists to administer shingles shots and 45 allow them to give pneumonia vaccinations.