January 7, 2021
by Global News
The Ontario Dental Association says it wants the provincial government to include dentists and dental staff in the first rounds of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
“Dentists have been on the frontlines throughout the pandemic by keeping people with dental problems out of emergency rooms,” the ODA said.
The dental group said due to the nature of their work, dentists are at direct risk of contracting the coronavirus and should be on the priority list of health-care professionals to be vaccinated early.
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Dentists and staff work in an environment where aerosols are frequently
produced during treatment. It makes sense that they should be considered among front line workers and receive early Covid-19 vaccinations. Dentists should also be able to administer vaccinations as well as pharmacists.
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