COVID-19 Vaccines + Dental Practices
Dentists are in a place to offer trusted evidence-based education and in some states, even authorized to administer vaccines. Below you’ll find links to state resources and information from the ADA to help guide you as we enter the next phase of the pandemic.
ADA Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Key Facts
The ADA has released some key facts surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations in the US. Their goal is to keep dentists informed of details surrounding evidence-based information so practices can help educate their patients and cohorts. Read More.
How are States Prioritizing Who Will Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First?
The ADA has developed a map-based list of Vaccine Regulations for Dentists. This list provides the phase each state has determined a Dentist will receive vaccination and whether or not dentists have been cleared to administer the vaccination.
The CDC recently released an article identifying “The Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Healthcare Personnel” recommending Dentists and their teams be included in the first phase of vaccinations. The ADA breaks down what the article means for dentistry.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has compiled research from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Read More. (Tip: Scroll to the bottom of the page to find “Sources for State Prioritization Criteria.”)
These are the questions we’re hearing from practices right now.
- Can I require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
- Do I need to pay for my team’s vaccinations?
- Can I terminate an employee who refuses to be vaccinated?
The CDC has addressed a number of responses to FAQs regarding the vaccination.
CDC Vaccine Communication Toolkit
The CDC has released a “Communication Toolkit” with key messaging to educate patients. This toolkit includes social media, poster/flyers, letters, newsletter content, key facts, messaging, and slide decks. The basic messaging can be adapted to your practice voice and include your logo – use what will resonate with your community. Get started.