American Dental Hygienists' Association

Authorize Dental Hygienists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

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.  

20 states have authorized dental hygienists to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Contact your governor today so dental hygienists across the country can help flatten the curve! 

Dental hygienists are authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington. 

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

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