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New FDI World Dental Federation Global Survey Reveals That Two-Thirds of Countries are Not Allowing Dentists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

February 25, 2021
by FDI World Dental Federation

Survey also shows that half of the responding countries have agreed to include dentists in their priority vaccination groups

FDI World Dental Federation today called for more countries to enable dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines after a survey of its members revealed the small number of countries currently permitted to do so. The survey was facilitated by FDI’s COVID-19 Task Team.

Fifty-seven member national dental associations, from across the globe, revealed that nearly two-thirds of countries had not granted permission to dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines as part of national rollouts. In Europe, countries where dentists are not permitted to administer the vaccine include SwitzerlandPortugalAustriaDenmarkSlovakia, and Russia (see Table 1).

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