In an effort to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations, the governor of California has announced that dentists are now cleared to administer the shot.
The emergency waiver allows the state’s 36,000 dentists to help give the vaccinations.
Dr. Daniel Chen applauds the decision.
On Monday, the Department of Consumer Affairs in California issued a waiver that allows #dentists in California to administer #coronavirus vaccines authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration. https://t.co/9SwuvMt3v8
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“As dentists, I think we are fully qualified to administer these vaccination shots. We already give injections in hard to reach places in the mouth, so giving a shot in the arm shouldn’t be a big deal.”
Would you feel comfortable getting the coronavirus vaccine from your dentist? Should other states jump on board with this plan?