Post Vaccination Observation

NIAC recommends that the 15 minute observation period following administration of a homologous or heterologous booster COVID-19 mRNA vaccine can be temporarily waived.

This recommendation does not apply to those:

  • receiving a primary COVID-19 vaccine course, who should be observed for 15 minutes.
  • with a history of mastocytosis receiving a booster vaccine, who should be observed for at least 30 minutes.

Read the advice from NIAC in their Chapter 5a - COVID-19 from the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland

To support this the National Immunisation Office have developed a 1 pager that can be displayed in vaccination clinics

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This page was added on 18 February 2022