Dentists should be utilised to deliver vaccines in future large-scale vaccination programmes

The population of the UK currently stands at 66 million. Covid presents a great challenge to deliver vaccines by injection not once, but twice per person. Therefore, a total of 132 million injections need to be given.

This is a sizable piece of work and may need to be undertaken annually like the flu jab.

While volunteers who have never given injections before are recruited and trained up. Dentists are already qualified and experienced in delivering injections. They also have treatment rooms in which to deliver these injections.

I purpose that dentists should be considered equivalent to doctors and roped in to ensure that the 132 million injections are given as quickly as possible.

 

 

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