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COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 Pfizer Booster for Healthcare Workers Approved

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in:

  • individuals 65 years of age and older;
  • individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19; and
  • individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19. This includes healthcare workers.
**The CSDA is not organizing a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster clinic. Please contact your primary care physician, local pharmacy, or go to ct.gov/covidvaccine to make an appointment.

Read the FDA press announcement

In addition, the CDC has recommended the Pfizer booster shot for older Americans, younger people at high risk and frontline works including healthcare workers, teachers and other workers at risk. 

CDC COVID-19 Booster Info

Talking with Your Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines

The CSDA and ADA strongly encourage dental professionals to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The health and safety have been top priority for dental professionals throughout the pandemic, and dental offices have played an important role in reducing the risk of COVID-19 and building patient confidence in dental visits. Below is a document put together by the ADA about how to speak with patients and others outside the dental office about your vaccination status against COVID-19

Download the ADA Document


President Biden Announced COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

President Biden announced COVID-19 vaccine requirements on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The new requirements include:

  • Requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on a weekly basis.
  • Requiring vaccinations for all Federal Workers and Contractors that do business with the Federal Government.
  • Requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid Participating Hospitals and Other Health Care Settings.
  • Requiring employers to provide paid time off to get vaccinated.
  • Calling on large entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing for entry

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Guidance for Documenting Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Vaccination FAQ:

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