EpiPens available for use in schools

By Matt Porter | mporter@wcia.com

Published 04/23 2014 10:43AM

Updated 07/31 2014 12:25PM

Update: 10:23 pm, 7/30/14, Wednesday
ILLINOIS -- Schools have gotten safer for people with severe allergies. Governor Quinn signed legislation allowing anyone with a severe allergy attack on school grounds to be treated with an EpiPen. They deliver a shot of epinephrine to stop an allergic reaction. The law will allow staff with proper training to administer EpiPens. It takes effect, Friday, August 1.
Original: 10:08 pm, 4/22/14, Tuesday
ILLINOIS -- Schools could have even more access to the drug, epinephrine. There's a bill which would let any trained staff member administer the epipen to students. Currently, only school nurses can do it. An EpiPen is used when a child is having a severe allergic reaction.

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