I have a conundrum.
We finally got word today at work that dentists and some of the staff can get vaccinated. However, they're not including dental secretaries. My manager said she would have no problem adding "dental assistant" on my paystub which I would need to bring with me to the appointment as proof that I am eligible. But, I feel weird about it. However, even though I'm just the "secretary," I am standing by the clients as they check-in, taking their temperatures, entering the room while they're undergoing treatment to speak to the dentist or hand over their file, etc. Therefore, I am coming into contact with any aerosols being produced, and I'm not wearing an N95 like the dentist and assistant are. Plus, many times, he takes the file which has been sitting in the room and plops it onto my desk without removing his gloves and I have to handle it. Today he handed me a file that ended up having a bit of blood on one of the pages. I just feel like I am at risk, and I live with my 93 year old grandfather, and therefore should be included.