1. We follow the 15 minute wait time for all who are vaccinated

We have 22 slots available in 30-minute increments and have been successful in keeping the flow going. Some people take longer to complete their questionnaire, others arrive late (or early) so the flow has been manageable.


Angeli Mancuso, MPH, RN
Educator, Urgent Care
P.O. Box 689 | Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689 
Cell: (805) 319-0359

Email: a1mancus@sbch.org


From: MCOH-EH <mcoh-eh-bounces+a1mancus=sbch.org@mylist.net> On Behalf Of Galaid Edward I
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:18 PM
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Subject: [EXT:] [MCOH-EH] Survey: COVID Vaccine administration/15 minute observation period


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.


Ed Galaid


Edward I. Galaid, MD, MPH, FACOEM


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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