2 May 2019
KATU NEWS — A new bill that would allow dentists to administer vaccinations just passed the Oregon Legislature.
Next year, Oregon dentists will be allowed to give their patients immunization shots. House Bill 2220 will allow dentists to give any vaccinations — from measles to HPV and annual flu shots.
Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the bill into law in the next day or two. The law passed with a nearly unanimous vote.
Oregon health officials have been working on this since before the recent nationwide measles outbreak. Dentists have gradually been providing health care screening to their patients well beyond the 32 teeth most of us have in our mouths. […]