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ATAGI Clinical Statement on Vaccination Observation Time

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Publication date: 
15 April 2020
Last updated: 
16 April 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

In the current context of increasing risk of community-transmitted COVID-19 disease, the risk of exposure to potentially infected patients in medical practices/immunisation clinics may be increased. If this risk cannot be completely controlled in the clinic setting, the benefit of minimising the post-vaccination observation period to reduce COVID-19 exposure risk may outweigh the small risk of reduced detection of immediate rare post-vaccination adverse events at the clinic.