Is it time to scrap the 15-minute wait after the flu vax?

A rural GP suggests the risk posed by anaphylaxis is outweighed for many patients by the very real threat of catching COVID-19 in the waiting room
Dr Gerard Ingham
Dr Gerard Ingham.

People over 70 might be better off leaving straight after their flu shot rather than sitting around for the precautionary 15 minutes when COVID-19 is circulating in the community, says Victorian GP Dr Gerard Ingham.

Modelling that he carried out with a Monash University demographer suggests the 15-minute wait rule advised by ATAGI could be safely scrapped for elderly patients.