Oregon dentists become first in U.S. to be able to give all vaccines

Oregon is the first state in the country to allow dentists to administer vaccines to patients.

In a year marked with heated debate about the state’s involvement in boosting vaccination rates, the bill was quietly passed and signed into law with little fanfare. But it sets a new precedent for the role dentistry plays in the health care system.

Two other states have laws that allow dentists to give flu shots to adults, but in Oregon, dentists will soon be able to give out any vaccine available at a primary care doctor’s office.

Article By Molly Harbarger | The Oregonian/OregonLive

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