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N.L. Dentists Aren’t Vaccinated Yet, and They Aren’t Happy About It

April 16, 2021
by CBC

Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador are unvaccinated and unhappy about it, saying they’ve been making their case to the provincial government to be prioritized for immunization, but haven’t made any headway.

Every day, dentists work inside people’s mouths, as aerosols spew into the air around them, and have been doing so throughout much of the pandemic. That high risk should translate into Phase 1 inclusion — the highest priority group in the province’s vaccination plan — but hasn’t been the case so far, says dentist Michelle Zwicker.

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