Walz signs bill allowing dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccine into law | KAALTV.com

Walz signs bill allowing dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccine into law

KAAL-TV
Updated: March 03, 2021 05:06 PM
Created: March 03, 2021 03:09 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Governor Tim Walz signed Chapter 4, SF 475 into law. This bill authorizes qualified dentists to administer coronavirus vaccinations, increasing the number of eligible COVID-19 vaccinators throughout Minnesota. The pace of vaccination is currently limited by the number of vaccine doses available to states from the federal government.

Chapter 4, SF 475 bill amends Minnesota Statutes, section 150A.055, by allowing Minnesota licensed dentists to administer both influenza and COVID-19 vaccines to eligible patients 16 years of age and older. The law previously only allowed dentists to administer the influenza vaccine to those 19 years of age and older. This authority expires June 1, 2022.


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