CDC confirms dentists, dental teams, students in first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Alonzo Osche

January 05, 2021


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that dentists, dental teams and dental students are included in its initial recommendation for health care personnel to be among those offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

The CDC highlighted the recommendation on its website on Dec. 28 following a report from the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent panel of medical and public health experts. The committee has said that federal, state and local jurisdictions should use this guidance for COVID-19 vaccination program planning and implementation.

“Early vaccine access is critical to ensuring the

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