Dentists May Now Volunteer to Administer COVID Vaccine

Dentists May Now Volunteer to Administer COVID Vaccine

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has amended an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act to authorize additional providers, including dentists and dental students, to vaccinate patients for COVID-19 nationwide

With the amendment, HHS is also granting temporary liability protection to those additional providers who administer the vaccine during the pandemic. The ADA had advocated for HHS to issue guidance regarding temporary civil liability protection and sent a Feb. 11 letter to the agency. On March 11 the White House said that the administration will expand the pool of qualified professionals able to administer vaccines to include dentists and other providers.

If you would like to register as a volunteer to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in your area, visit the HHS website.

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