Commenting on the NHS announcement, Raj Rattan, Dental Director at Dental Protection said:
“This news will come as a relief for dental professionals across the UK, who are some of the most exposed workers to the virus. The new Covid-19 variant, which is 70% more transmissible, poses a greater threat than ever before.
“Dental professionals always put the interests of their patients first, and remain committed to providing high standards of care. Prioritising dentists and dental teams to receive the Covid-19 vaccine acknowledges the essential healthcare service they continue to provide.”
Notes to editors:
NHS letter announcing Covid-19 vaccination priority groups: https://www.bda.org/advice/Coronavirus/Documents/nhs-operational-guidance-vaccination-frontline-health-social-care-workers-070121.pdf
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