Dentists ready to become involved in vaccination against Covid-19, but invite to think about suitable premises for this to take place

  • 2021-01-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - If there is such a need, dentists are ready to become involved in vaccinating the public against Covid-19, the president of the Latvian Dental Association Andis Paeglitis told LETA.

He stressed that dentists are able to give injections because they already do so on a daily basis.

According to him, the main challenge is not the ability of dentists to vaccinate people, but the premises where vaccination will take place.

"A dental office is not the best place, because it does not provide a place to leave the patient for observation," said Paeglitis.

As reported, in order to implement mass vaccination in Latvia, all possible resources will be attracted to the process, including private institutions, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) earlier this week, implying that also veterinarians and dentists could be involved.

Karins said that special vaccination rooms will be open and they will need different specialists who are able to administer the vaccines.

The prime minister believes that the vaccination pace can be sped up under the lead of new Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development).

The politician reminded that the government has supported formation of a special bureau for organization of the vaccination process. He said that the bureau could start work by the end of the week.