Veterinarians Vaccinating People Against COVID

Veterinarians Vaccinating People Against COVID

Source: AVMA Division of State Advocacy

There has been some discussion about the potential for veterinarians to assist in the vaccination of humans against COVID. Potential interest on the part of some veterinarians is understandable as the profession often responds to disasters and we naturally want to help. We know that having veterinarians volunteer to assist in vaccinating humans is not under consideration currently in most states. There are however some states where there have been preliminary discussions or even requests for potential volunteers to identify themselves.

As organizations consider the topic, one critical issue to keep in mind is a potential legal risk. This is an unfortunate but necessary consideration given our litigious society. Here are some preliminary thoughts to consider.

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