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UK-REACH and COVID-19 vaccinations

By GDC | 12th May 2021 | News

Researchers found COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in 23% of healthcare workers. On publication, Stefan Czerniawski, Executive Director, Strategy, said:

"We encourage all dental professionals to be vaccinated as an important step in protecting their patients, their communities - and of course - themselves. This research shows that most healthcare workers - including dental professionals - recognise that vaccines are safe and effective, but that a minority remain hesitant. It's important to understand the reasons for that so that concerns can be addressed, and take-up encouraged.

"We have recently updated our vaccination guidance for dental professionals and employers  which we encourage everyone working in dentistry to read. We will continue to seek opportunities to promote as wide a vaccination take-up as possible and to support the important work of the UK-REACH study."

You can read the first set of results from the UK REACH study here.

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