Students, Trained Staff Can Administer Epi-Pen Shots
(Chicago, IL) -- A new law allows students to carry epi-pens at school and give themselves a shot when they're having a severe allergic reaction. Trained staff will also be allowed to administer the injection when someone is in need. In the past, only nurses were allowed to give the shots, but state officials say this will get students, workers, and even school visitors the help they need when they need it. The law takes effect tomorrow.