COVID-19 Vaccination: To Lead by Example or an Opportunity Lost

M. S. Wolff, M. Glick

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created a global health emergency. Vaccine hesitancy and tremendous misinformation about the actual science are leaving the public with significant confusion. However, sound epidemiologic science is guiding us to a clear path toward mitigating this modern-day scourge. It is remarkable how putting an end to current COVID-19 outbreaks has such a simple solution—convincing the public to accept getting vaccinated. The dental research, dental education, and dental practice communities have a unique opportunity to act as trusted public exemplars as well as trusted interpreters of the science for the public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1421-1422
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of dental research
Issue number13
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • coronavirus
  • decision making
  • epidemiology
  • evidence-based dentistry/health care
  • prevention
  • social determinants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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