The BC. The Dental Association has written a letter to Premier John Horgan stating that it supports the vaccine rollout plan announced on Friday, but that its members should be added to the list

The province plans to immunize more than four million people against COVID-19 by September and vaccinate high-risk populations and most of the elderly by April before reaching younger adults in the summer

On Friday, the province divided the vaccination schedule into four phases, the first including residents, staff and key visitors to nursing homes and assisted living homes People waiting for long-term care; People in remote indigenous communities and hospital workers caring for patients with COVID-19

Phase 2 from February to March includes seniors over 80 years of age; Indigenous seniors over 65, indigenous elders; more healthcare workers; Vulnerable populations and nursing home staff

Dentists are more likely to want to be included in this group than Phase 3, which includes members of the general public aged 60 to 79, and Phase 4 for those aged 18 to 59

The club strongly urges “the BC Government to get dentists into phase 2 of the vaccine rollout, as the Ontario government and the American Centers for Disease Control have done, “reads a press release

The association argues that dental care is an essential service and that its staff are “the only healthcare providers offering aerosol generating dental treatments to patients who cannot wear a mask during treatment”

It is said that vaccinating dentists earlier will ensure that dental offices are safe for patients and staff, and that “our most vulnerable patients have uninterrupted access to urgent and urgent dental care”

At the announcement of BC.Horgan said he heard from many sectors, including teachers, first responders, and grocery store workers, arguing that they should be given a higher priority for the vaccine

Horgan said scientific research supports the province’s decision to base vaccine rollout on age, as this is the dominant factor associated with serious illness and death from the virus

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