[MCOH-EH] [EXTERNAL] Survey: COVID Vaccine administration/15 minute observation period

Jayant jeldurkar at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 4 14:14:55 PST 2021

hello Ed,

We are following the 15/30 min observation times.  I would love to go for a shorter time frame.  



> On Jan 4, 2021, at 11:00, Tara Dockery <tdockery at oceanbeachhospital.com> wrote:
> We time the staff for the 15 minute waiting period, and have had a 30 minute waiting period for staff with a history of reaction so they can be monitored more closely.
> Has gone well so far, reactions have been minimal
> Tara
> From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Giovannetti, Mary
> Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:01 PM
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> Subject: Re: [MCOH-EH] [EXTERNAL] Survey: COVID Vaccine administration/15 minute observation period
> We follow the 15 minute waiting period. It is an on your honor system though. The employees keep their own time and leave when 15 minutes is up. 
> Mary C Giovannetti, DNP, APRN, FNP 
> Manager/Nurse Practitioner| Employee Health
> Physician's Center, 100 East Wood St., Suite 204 | Spartanburg, SC 29303
> o: 864-560-6514 | f: 864-560-6509  c: 864-497-4087
> e: mgiovannetti at srhs.com | w: SpartanburgRegional.com
> From: MCOH-EH <mcoh-eh-bounces+mgiovannetti=srhs.com at mylist.net> on behalf of Galaid Edward I <Edward.Galaid at rsfh.com>
> Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 3:18 PM
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> Subject: [EXTERNAL] [MCOH-EH] Survey: COVID Vaccine administration/15 minute observation period
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> Cross posting in OEM list and MCOH:
> Colleagues:
> 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:
> We follow the 15 minute wait time for all who are vaccinated
> 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
> We have eliminated the waiting period.
> Other solutions or comments:
> Thanks for taking the time.
> Ed Galaid
> Edward I. Galaid, MD, MPH, FACOEM
> Medical Director, Occupational Medicine
> Roper Saint Francis Healthcare
> Charleston, SC 29401
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