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Oral Health Professionals to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

A growing number of states are authorizing dentists to administer immunizations for COVID-19 to help speed vaccine delivery.

A growing number of states are authorizing dentists to administer immunizations for COVID-19 to help speed vaccine delivery. At press time, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Oregon allow dentists to inoculate for COVID-19. The orders in Connecticut and New York also apply to dental hygienists. Additional states, including Indiana and Missouri, are considering similar authorizations. For more information, visit: success.ada.org/​​en/​​practice-management/​​patients/​​covid-19-vaccine-regulations-for-dentists-map.

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. February 2021;19(2):11.

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