More states allow dentists to administer vaccinations
The issue: At least 16 states now allow dentists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. ASDA will continue to monitor the developments related to COVID-19 vaccine approval and administration.
Why is this important? During Annual Session next week, delegates will vote on advocating for dental students to administer vaccines when appropriate. As noted in the resolution background, "Dental students are trained to administer anesthesia injections and are taught a variety of conditions that impact patients' overall health. With appropriate education, dental students can also have the skills to administer vaccinations. Expanding those who can administer vaccinations to include dentists will increase the number of people receiving vaccines and improve patients' health."