Dentists might be able to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the near future. The state Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday allowing them to be trained in giving out influenza and COVID-19 vaccines to patients. Lawmakers said it would allow for the state to work to administer the vaccine at a quicker pace. The bill, sponsored by Senator Rich Draheim, would lower the age restrictions of patients to 16 and add the coronavirus vaccine to the list of shots that can be given by dentists, which already includes vaccines for the flu. However, the Health Finance and Policy Committee has yet to approve a companion bill in the Minnesota House.