by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:
Thanks to the passing of House Bill 2220, beginning next year dentists in Oregon will be allowed to give their patients immunizations, from the MMR to HPV, should the patients request them. The law passed almost unanimously and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown in the next day or two.
“Oregon health officials have been working on this since before the recent nationwide measles outbreak. This law expands that and will allow dentists to be able to give both children and adults vaccines. Other states allow dentists to give flu shots, but not all vaccinations.