Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law Monday that allows dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines in Wisconsin, legislation aimed at getting more shots into arms amid the waning COVID-19 pandemic.
The Republican-authored bill allows dentists to administer the vaccines if they complete certain requirements, such as completing an eight-hour course of study and training on vaccine storage, protocols, administration technique, emergency procedures and record keeping, as well as have liability insurance.
About 3,500 dentists in Wisconsin could be enlisted to help vaccinate. The bill signing came on the same day more than 2 million more people between the ages of 16 and 64 with preexisting conditions became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.