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ADA Urges CDC to Include Dentists in COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

November 23, 2020
by ADA News


The ADA is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to incorporate dentists into its framework for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Nov. 20 letter to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., observed “there may be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine” once available. They also expressed concern that dentists and dental team members aren’t currently included in the agency’s outline to help states plan a vaccination response to the virus despite the fact that “dentistry is an essential health care service.”

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1 Comment » for ADA Urges CDC to Include Dentists in COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
  1. James m Carroll dmd says:

    The dental team is an untapped resource in delivering the vaccine to the public. Depending on pharmacies, and public health agencies, solely,will only delay vaccination to the public.

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