ADEA supports bill on students administering vaccines

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The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) said it supports the introduction of a bill that would permanently allow qualified students to administer vaccines during federally declared public health emergencies.

The bipartisan Student Assisted Vaccination Effort (SAVE) Act builds off the amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act declaration announced by the White House on March 12. The new bill would permanently authorize more than 1 million students in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary, physician assistant, optometry, and other health professions to administer COVID-19 vaccines with supervision.

The ADEA said the SAVE Act would help establish consistent options for vaccinators across the U.S. that can be implemented immediately.

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