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Coalition of health-care organizations call for oral health providers to be authorized to give COVID-19 vaccine

March 11, 2021
Experts say increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccine via oral health providers could be a game-changer for underserved communities.

On March 10, 2021, 17 leading health and oral health organizations sent letters to the Biden Administration and to 39 governors urging them to authorize 420,000 oral health professionals across the country to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to accelerate an end to this pandemic.

Currently, 26 states and territories allow dentists to administer COVID-19 tests, and 25 states allow them to administer the vaccine. Only 14 states allow dental hygienists to give the vaccine.

Read the full press release from GlobeNewswire.