Priority access to COVID-19 vaccination for
Dental Hygienists

What CDHA is doing

CDHA is actively advocating for prioritized access to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination to support the dental hygiene profession. Read CDHA’s latest COVID-19 updates here.

CDHA continues to promote that dental hygienists, as primary health care professionals, play a critical role in public and population health and should be considered essential workers. Read CDHA’s full statement here.

What dental hygienists can do - social media message for advocacy

To spread the call for prioritization of COVID-19 vaccines for oral health care workers, CDHA encourages members to post the following message on Twitter to express your voice as a local dental hygienist to government and public health leaders in your province/territory. Insert the name of your city/town where noted and be sure to tag your provincial/territorial member of provincial Parliament or Legislative Assembly and Minister of Health on your post.

Message to Post:

As a (city) dental hygienist I have worked to support oral health care through the pandemic. Direct care in the mouth puts me at risk for COVID-19 exposure. I urge government to ensure dental hygienists receive prioritized vaccine access.

Tag @MPP or MLA and Provincial/Territorial Minister of Health

Consult your province/territory

As the availability and rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination across the country is rapidly evolving, members are advised to consult the Minister of Health, Chief Medical Officer of Health, dental hygiene regulatory body, and professional association in your province or territory for the latest developments and updates.