The dental industry & COVID-19 vaccinations: 4 recent stories

Below are four recent stories regarding dental professionals' roles administering COVID-19 vaccines.

1. Iowa medical community questions allowance of dentists giving COVID-19 shot
The Iowa House has voted to let dentists administer COVID-19 vaccines and give the shots at their practices if they want to, though some are questioning the move.

2. Dentists, dental students cleared to administer COVID-19 vaccine nationwide
HHS on March 11 amended an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act to permit dentists and dental students, among other providers, to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

3. California dentist offering COVID-19 vaccines at practice
Fresno (Calif.) Dental Studio is offering COVID-19 vaccinations right at the practice.

4. Utah dental hygienists trained to give COVID-19 vaccines turned away as volunteers
Though dental hygienists are listed on Utah's state health department website as authorized after training to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the state is currently not accepting hygienists as volunteers.

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