[MCOH-EH] Survey: COVID Vaccine administration/15 minute observation period
Galaid Edward I
Edward.Galaid at rsfh.com
Sat Jan 2 12:18:28 PST 2021
Cross posting in OEM list and MCOH:
I've heard from our operations people that our immunization administration through-put has been throttled by the 15 minute observation time.
Specifically, the rate limiting step is clearing space for those who are being observed post-administration for that 15 minute period.
Please respond to the following, and I will report back aggregate results:
1. We follow the 15 minute wait time for all who are vaccinated
2. We stratify need to be observed by risk of having a reaction, or someone with underlying medical conditions that might result in a more serious acute reaction
3. We have eliminated the waiting period.
4. Other solutions or comments:
Thanks for taking the time.
Edward I. Galaid, MD, MPH, FACOEM
ABIM, ABPM (OM)
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare
Charleston, SC 29401
Member, ACOEM Task Group on Law Enforcement Officer Health
Special Expert, NFPA Fire Service Occupational Safety & Health (FIX-AAA) Committee
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