The AVMA has been educating policymakers on veterinarians' central role in protecting public health, and the CDC recommended in mid-January that veterinary professionals be considered front-line essential workers and included in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans. Veterinarians are also well qualified to administer COVID-19 vaccines, but there may be legal pitfalls, as outlined in the AVMA's FAQ on COVID-19 vaccination.
Veterinarians should consider pitfalls before giving COVID-19 shots
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