Dentists given authority to administer COVID-19 vaccine, per Gov. Cooper executive order

February 10, 2021 Brittany Whitehead

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WLOS)—During a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 9 in which Gov. Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, NCDHHS secretary, outlined strategies going forward that will provide equitable access of the COVID-19 vaccine to all North Carolina residents, Cooper included one of the strategies would be involving dentists.

With the issuing of Executive Order 193, Cooper expanded providers in the state with authority to administer the vaccine by incorporating dentists licensed in N.C. to the provider group.

“Getting the vaccine to as many people, as quickly and safely as possible, is something dentists are uniquely positioned to do,” said Dr. Zachary Brian, director of NCOHC.

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