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.
MN Senate Passes Bill Allowing Dentists To Administer COVID-19 Vaccine
By Ashley Hanley|2021-02-09T06:31:18-06:00February 9th, 2021|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!