Observation Period Following COVID-19 Vaccination

CDC currently recommends that persons who receive a COVID-19 vaccine be observed after vaccination for the following time periods:

  • 30 minutes: Persons with a:
    • History of an immediate allergic reaction of any severity to a vaccine or injectable therapy
    • Contraindication to mRNA vaccines who receive Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
    • History of anaphylaxis due to any cause
  • 15 minutes: All other persons

Ensure proper PPE and social distancing.

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Page last reviewed: August 23, 2021