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A health worker holds a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

A new regulation has been issued allowing for dentists, paramedics and medical interns to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

The regulation was issued following today’s COVID-19 news conference.

It states: “During the period of public emergency, a medical practitioner or any of the following persons acting under the direction or supervision of a medical practitioner, may administer a 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) vaccine: (a) nursing personnel; (b) a dentist; (c) a veterinary surgeon; (d) a medical intern; (e) a dental intern; (f) a paramedic; or (g) a pharmacist. 4. These Regulations shall have effect during the period of public emergency.”