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Authorize Dental Hygienists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
The federal government is encouraging states to increase the capacity of their health care workforce to address the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccines become available, it will be important to have more available health care providers to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

Dental hygienists are educated and licensed health care providers who should be empowered to assist their communities in flattening the curve by administering COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic. With their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, immunology, pharmacology infection control and medical emergencies, dental hygienists are well suited to answer this call and administer COVID-19 vaccines.

Take action now and encourage your governor to authorize dental hygienists to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

This Action Center initiative is made possible by members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) representing the professional interests of the licensed dental hygiene community. For more information visit ADHA.org.
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