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
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.
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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:
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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