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Gov. Evers Visits UW-Milwaukee Vaccine Site, Signs Senate Bill 13 Allowing Dentists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

 

By - Mar 22nd, 2021 11:48 am

MILWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Senate Bill (SB) 13, now Wisconsin Act 8, while visiting the UW-Milwaukee COVID-19 vaccine site. SB 13 allows dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines under certain circumstances, including completing an eight hour course of study and training on vaccine storage, protocols, administration technique, emergency procedures, and record keeping and must have in effect liability insurance meeting certain requirements.

“Wisconsin has been consistently at the top as a leader in the nation in getting available shots in arms, and that’s in part because Wisconsinites are always ready to roll up their sleeves and help,” said Gov. Evers. “It’s all hands on deck and dentists have the right knowledge and experience to get shots in arms quickly and safely, and we know we can use their help to get this done and to put the pandemic behind us.”

Senate Bill 13, now Wisconsin Act 8, allows dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines under certain circumstances, including completing an eight hour course of study and training on vaccine storage, protocols, administration technique, emergency procedures, and record keeping and must have in effect liability insurance meeting certain requirements. The bill requires that a dentist update the Wisconsin Immunization Registry within seven days of administering a COVID-19 or flu vaccine. Additionally, it provides that a dentists may not administer a COVID-19 or flu vaccine to a child under the age of six unless it is prescribed and they have completed specific training to do so.

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