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Many Countries Don’t Allow Oral Health Professionals to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines


Results of a global survey conducted by the FDI World Dental Federation show that two-thirds of countries—including Switzerland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Russia, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand—are not allowing dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines. As a result, the FDI is urging countries to include dentists as COVID-19 vaccine administrators in an effort to get as many people immunized against SARS-CoV-2 as quickly as possible. In the United States, about 20 states have enabled oral health professionals to administer COVID-19 vaccines. On the other hand, more than 50% of countries have designated oral health professionals as high priority to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Click here to read more.

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