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Dental Hygienists Could Be Deployed to Give Albertans COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

January 13, 2021
by CBC

Dental hygienists and other regulated health practitioners may be the province’s answer to expanding its capacity to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

The College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta says it’s seeking a ministerial exemption for some hygienists to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

CEO Amie Dowell said they’re only seeking the exemption for hygienists who are trained to administer local anesthetic.

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